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How to Hide and View Hidden Files, Folders, System Files in Windows 8.1


Microsoft Windows 8.1 has new improved features. Recently, I wrote an article about Snapping Screen in Windows 8.1. Well, now in this article I'll show you How to find the Hidden Folders, Files in Windows 8.1. Sometimes, you need to see the hidden folders or files. But, you don't know how making them visible as you are in your Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 is a little bit complicated to use and you can learn using it after using it for about 2 months.

How to Hide and View Hidden Files, Folders, System Files in Windows 8.1

Well, in this article I'll show you how view the Hidden Files or Folders in Windows 8.1. Bellow, you will find a handy tutorial for hiding and viewing hidden files in Windows 8.1.

How to Hide Files in Windows 8.1


Step 1 : Just Right Click the file or folder which you want to hide.

Step 2 : Then select "Properties" and check the "Hidden" and hit the "Apply" button.

Step 3 : Now in the next pop up window just choose, the second option "Apply Changes to this folder,Sub-folders and files" and click "Ok". That's it. Enjoy!

You have successfully hidden your private file or folders in Windows 8.1. Now, it's time to view the hidden files and folders in Windows 8.1. Bellow, I have added a handy tutorial for viewing Hidden Files.

How to Show Hidden Files or Folders in Windows 8.1


Step 1 : In your Windows 8.1, you need to hit the option “File Explorer”. You can found this option just next to the “Start” button.

Step 2 : Now, click on the “Libraries” and select the “View” option.

Step 3 : Now, you need to check the “File Name Extensions” and “Hidden Items“.

How to Hide and View Hidden Files, Folders, System Files in Windows 8.1

That's it. But, by using this method you can able to view only the Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 8.1. You can able to view  System Files in Windows 8.1. For, this topic also I have added handy tutorial bellow. All you need to do is to follow my simple steps.

How to View Hidden System Files in Windows 8.1


Step 1 : In your Windows 8.1, go to the “Control Panel” and choose “Appearance and Personalization”.

Step 2 : Now under the “Folder Options” just click “Show Hidden Files and Folders“ and one pop up windows will open.

Step 3 : In that, just check the “Show Hidden files, folders or drives” and un-check “Hide Protected Operating System Files".

How to Hide and View Hidden Files, Folders, System Files in Windows 8.1

Step 4 : Then click the “Apply” option and hit the “OK” to save changes.

That's it! By following this method you can able to view the hidden files including the hidden system files in Windows 8.1. There are still lots and lots of hidden features behind the Windows 8.1. You can use this method for your Windows 8 also.

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