Advice 1: How to open hidden folders in the computer

Want to see everything that is on your hard drive, but the system is something hiding from you? Not a problem, just set show hidden folders and files in Windows Explorer.
How to open hidden folders in the computer
Instruction
1
You must open in Windows Explorer View tab.
The first paragraph in the step - description of the Windows XP, the second for Windows 7. Screenshots Of Windows 7.
Windows XP: Open "control Panel". Windows 7: Go to Windows Explorer – choose "My computer" and click on any hard disk.
How to open hidden <strong>folders</strong> <b>computer</b>
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Find the item "Service".Click in the toolbar (top) to "Organize", then in the menu "folder Options and search".
How to open hidden <strong>folders</strong> <b>computer</b>
3
Select Properties of a folder". Then go to the tab "View".Go to the tab "View".
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Scrollable "Additional options" down to the "Hidden files and folders", select "Show hidden folders, files and drives. Click "Apply" then "OK".
How to open hidden <strong>folders</strong> <b>computer</b>
Note
Hidden files and folders are hidden not in vain. Often they are systemic, and therefore important to the operation of the OS (mostly for files on the system drive, so make any action with them very carefully before you delete – just find out what the file is and why you need it.
Hidden folders are displayed as transparent and immediately visible on the other (see image to the article).
Useful advice
These settings will be valid only in Windows Explorer to display hidden elements in any file Manager you need to install the corresponding option in its own settings.
For example, the popular file Manager Total Commander, the setting is made so: on top, on the toolbar, select Configuration – customize – the Contents of a panel to Show hidden and system files.

Advice 2 : How to find hidden folders and files

Files and foldersstored on a personal computer can be hidden with the goal of preserving personal information, or protect certain data. Hidden files and folders with the standard settings do not appear in the list of the content and are not in search. But free access to user account or administrator, you can enable show hidden files and folders.
How to find hidden folders and files
You will need
  • Primary skills of personal computer.
Instruction
1
To begin, open the folder "My computer". To do this, locate its shortcut on the Desktop and click on it with the left mouse button two times. The folder "My computer" you can also find in the menu start, where to start, click the desired row once with the left mouse button.
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In the folder "My computer", click with the left mouse button once on the line "Service" in the top menu. You can also select this menu by pressing "Alt" on the keyboard, and then the Russian letter "e".
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What you see in the list, select the line "Properties of the folder... by clicking on it once with the left mouse button.
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In the window that appears with the properties folder , select the View tab by clicking on it once with the left mouse button.
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Outlined in the frame "advanced settings: displays a list of all configurable options show all folders and system files. In it find the line "Hidden files and folders" (in order to scroll down the list, click on the slider to the right and drag it down. To view the list you can use the mouse wheel). Under the line "Hidden files and folders" presents two variants of display: "do Not show hidden files and folders" and "Show hidden files and folders".
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To hidden files and folders appear in lists the contents of your computer, put a dot beside "Show hidden files and folders"and then click "Apply" and "OK".

Advice 3 : How to remove hidden files and folders

Deleting hidden folders and files from your computer is the same as removing any other, except that you need to enable their display in the settings Windows.
How to remove hidden files and folders
Instruction
1
Open control panel and select the menu item "folder options". In the window that appears, go to the second settings tab called "View". Scroll to the end and in one of the last positions tick "Show hidden files and folders".
2
Here check the box "Show hidden system folders". This will allow you to access system directories that are hidden from users in order to safeguard data stored in them. If you do not have sufficient skills to work with them, do not enable their display in the system.
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Apply and save the changes. Here you can change other settings for the folders your operating system, for example, to set the visibility of file extensions, change settings, preview settings, folders, and many others. The adjacent tab is responsible for the Association files of different extensions with applications, after which any registered file type can be opened specially defined for this program at the request of the user. Also here you can adjust other settings concerning the appearance of folders and files in the operating system. Please note that changes will only be available for current Windows user.
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Go to the directory that contains hidden folders and files you want to delete. Select them with click and delete in the usual manner, for example, when you press Delete or Shift+Delete if you want delete them forever without the possibility of recovery from the recycle bin. If some of the hidden elements cannot be deleted, uncheck the attribute "read-Only" in its properties.
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If you want to make hidden files or folders visible, select them and pressing the right mouse button, click "Properties". Uncheck the "Hidden" attribute. Apply and save the changes.
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