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Hidden Files And Folders

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#1 tlrdg


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:00 PM

I had to reboot my computer. When it finished the disk check it said I had a bunch of space in hidden files and folders. How do I find the hidden files to get rid of them???? Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 PropagandaPanda


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

Hello. Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

If a folder/file is hidden, there is probably a good reason for it to be. They are likely essential system components. If you are unsure of what they are, do not delete them.

To enable viewing of hidden files and folders:
  • Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  • Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  • In the explorer window that pops-up, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • After the new window appears select the View tab.
  • Move the dot to Show Hidden Files and Folders.
  • Click the OK button.
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#3 Budapest


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:00 PM

SequoiaView is good for seeing what's taking up the space on your drive.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:51 PM

Tree Size Pro's downloadable trial (or the free version) is also good for seeing what is taking up hard drive/partition space.

The pro version offers more different ways of viewingthe detail, along with other options I have not explored.



Edited by hamluis, 18 May 2008 - 07:52 PM.

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