Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we explain how to show hidden files and folders in Windows 8. In Windows 8 many files and folders are hidden and here we provide the procedure to show hidden files.
 

Procedure for showing Hidden Files and Folders

 
Step 1
 
First, we must move to the Windows 8 Desktop and then press the "Win + W" shortcut key on our Desktop and bring up the "Settings" Search field and type "folder options".
 
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Step 2
 
After that select the "Folder Option" on the screen.
 
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Step 3
 
Then open the "Control Panel" on your Desktop.
 
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Step 4
 
Then click "Folder Options".
 
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Step 5
 
When the folder options window opens click the "View" tab, select "Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives" and click "OK".
 
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Step 6
 
Now we'll see the hidden files and folders in Windows 8. To verify it worked, press "Win + R" and type: "%userprofile%" and hit Enter.
 
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Step 7
 
There we should see the AppData folder that's hidden by default. We can tell which folders were hidden by the faded look of the icons.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 8.