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Show Hidden Files Tutorial Uncertainty

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#1 rodell


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:27 AM

I have been unable to Show Hidden Files and welcomed Mr Abrams thorough tutorial applied to Vista.
Problem is his instruction to uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System...(recommended)..."
When accessed there are dire warnings against unchecking: "some files needed for login/out.... possibly render computer inoperable..."
Lacking any tech savvy that was a real put down! Much too apprehensive to risk consequences.

So problem remains, HOW do I SHOW Hidden Files?


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:22 AM

There is a tendency with users to delete anything they do not recognize in hopes of fixing a problem or speeding up their computer
The message is there to discourage them from doing so
As long as you are just viewing hidden files, you will be perfectly fine
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