Saturday, July 12, 2014

[Solved] Can’t showing option to show hidden file in computer windows 7 and windows 8.1

Posted by jaysukh Patel
Inside folder and search option you can see option to enable to show files and folder in your computer, Windows 7 and windows 8.1 OS. More over system crash time or system format time it will create problems like hidden files are disabled for all time. So you can get this option to show hidden files and folders from your whole windows system.

If you are finding option to show hidden files and folders option in windows 7 and windows 8.1. open windows explorer > Organize(at top left screen) > Folder and search options > View > Show hidden files, Folders and drives option

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But some of the time Show hidden files, Folders and drives option cant there under views tab.

Here Basic step to show hidden files and folders in windows 7 and windows 8

Step 1

1. Go start button > Type run in search box.
2. In run windows type regedit inside the text box and click oK.
3. After that you will find one windows screen in your desktop.
4. From there Go on below path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

After moving on above path, from the right pane of the windows you will see below screen.
From there delete Checked value file by right clicking on it file.

5. After create new DWORD. By right clicking from this pane.
Right click > New > DWORD Value

6. In new file enter value given in below,
Name: Checked Value
Type: REG_DWORD
Data: 1

show hidden files and folders
show hidden files and folders

Step 2: Second part to show hidden files and folders


1. Download this registry file in your system by right click and save file as. In your desktop (Easy to access).
2. Double click on this registry file.
3. After click on you will see alert message to add this file in your system. Press Yes button.
4. Now you are able to see option to show hidden files, Folders and drives option under the folder option.
Enable hidden files and folders option from settings tab
Enable hidden files and folders option from settings tab

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