Aug 06

To enable the viewing of hidden and system files in Windows Vista follow these steps:
1.Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.

2.Click on the “Start” button.

3.Click on the “Control Panel” menu option.

4.When the control panel opens you can either be in “Classic View” or “Control Panel Home” view:

If you are in the “Classic View” do the following:

1.Double-click on the Folder Options icon.

2.Click on the View tab.

3.Go to step 5.
5.If you are in the “Control Panel Home view” do the following:

1.Click on the “Appearance and Personalization” link.

2.Click on “Show Hidden Files or Folders”.

3.Go to step 5.

6.In the “Hidden files and folders” section, select the radio button labeled “Show hidden files and folders”.

7.Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled “Hide extensions for known file types”.

8.Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled “Hide protected operating system files”. Once this is done, your Folder Options screen should look similar to the following image.

9.Press the “Apply” button and then click the “OK” button.

10.    Windows Vista is now configured to show all hidden files.

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