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Show hidden files and folders.

This setting enables you to show hidden files and folders in the Windows Explorer.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
This setting enables you to show hidden files and folders in the Windows Explorer.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, right-click and modify the DWORD value “Hidden” in the right panel to “1” which can show hidden files and folders. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Show hidden files and folders.reg

The ".reg" file can show the hidden files and folders.

Hide hidden files and folders (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can hide the hidden files and folders.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Hidden Folders and Files of Explorer are visible.

Folders and Files of the Explorer are not visible by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\] key, right-click on the "Hidden" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the search arguments from Find dialog box.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting allows you to clear the drop-down list created while trying to find a file or all files of a format.

Hide the shortcut mark from an Internet shortcut (.URL) file.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting will hide the shortcut mark from any new Internet shortcut (*.URL) you create.

Change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This tweak is used to change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer when you click on the Details in View menu.

Hide “Shortcut to” prefix to any new shortcut you create.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting will hide shortcut to prefix for any new shortcut, you create.

Show the extension for the Shortcut into a Document (.SHB) files.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting enables you to show the “.SHB” files extension. If you have a file for example “Work”, you can show the extension that it looks like “Work.shb”.

 
 
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