How to see hidden files in Windows VistaBy Lawrence Abrams on November 17, 2006 | Last Updated: December 13, 2012 | Read 1,172,594 times.
Windows Vista has made it a little harder to find the Folder Options settings than it had in previous versions. The easiest way is to use the Folder Options control panel to modify how folders, and the files in them, are displayed. You can still show the Folder Options menu item while browsing a folder, but you will need to hold the ALT key for a few seconds and then let go to see this menu.
To enable the viewing of hidden and protected system files in Windows Vista please follow these steps:
Now Windows Vista is configured to show all hidden files.
For those who find it easier to follow these steps visually, then then please watch our video companion to this tutorial. If you have any questions please feel free to post them in our Windows Vista forums.
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