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How To Hide System Files

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#1 misterbean


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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:34 PM

I incidentally clicked "Show All Files" on the system drive (C:) a couple of days ago and I want to reverse it, to hide it again. Can you tell me how to perform it (I mean, the steps)?
NB: I use Windows XP Service Pack 2

Thanks a lot.

Edited by misterbean, 05 November 2007 - 11:35 PM.

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#2 Trevuren


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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:41 PM

Hi misterbean, and welcome to Bleeping Computers

Reconfigure Windows XP to hide hidden files:
  • Click Start. Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading deselect "Show hidden files and folders".
  • Check the "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" option.
  • Click Yes to confirm. Click OK.

The above should serve your purpose.

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