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Windows 7: show hidden files folders (exclude files)


08 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
show hidden files folders (exclude files)

Is there any way in windows 7 the show hidden files and folder and show system files, however hide only desktop.ini's and thumbs.db? Don't need to seem them. Annoying.

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08 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello event3horizon,

The only way that I know of would be to have Show hidden files, folders, and drives selected (dotted), and to check the Hide protected operating system files box. Of course, all hidden protected OS files will hidden as well.
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
If you like, you could use the context menu from either step 2 or 3 in the tutorial below to quickly toggle to show or hide all hidden files when you like. This way you see them all when you want to, and none when you don't.
Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

thaaats Neat!! I've always wanted something like this. Grew tired of folder options. This alternative would work fine. Thanks!
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08 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

While we are at it.. is there one that just toggles "hidden system files"? Because I always have my "show hidden files" checked anyway.
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08 Mar 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.

For only hidden system files, you could use either step 4 or 5 instead. Step 2 and 3 is for both hidden system files and protected OS files.

Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
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