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Windows 7: How to show my hidden folder again after I hide it?

18 Feb 2012   #1

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How to show my hidden folder again after I hide it?

hi ,

I am facing a strange problem in my windows 7 PC now. Yesterday I made one folder hidden in my F:/ drive. Today I want to un-hide it. I went to "Folder and Search Options" >> View Tab and then "Show hidden files and folders". Then I applied and OK the changes. Still I don't see my hidden file. The F:/ drive shows that I have 7GB of data in it. But it shows a folder of 98MB only.

Please help. I am stuck up here.

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18 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Try opening Windows Explorer as an administraitor, or use another file explorer such as WinRAR, which is unaffected by Windows Explorer settings such as hidden files. If you still do not see any files, then prehaps your memory device has been corrupted and you have multiple 'bad sectors' on your device (assuming its flash-memory based)
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18 Feb 2012   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Surjya,

Using step 4 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below, see if also unchecking the Hide protected operating system files box in Folder Options will allow you to see the hidden folder as grayed out afterwards.
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
In addition, I find that adding and using the context menu items in the tutorials below helps to make this a lot easier if you like to hide and unhide items often.
Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu
Hope this helps,
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