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    Nov 2008

    Default View Vista's Hidden Files and Folders

    Readmore [url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/161305/view_vistas_hidden_files_and_folders.html]View Vista's Hidden Files and Folders
    By default, Windows "hides" various files and folders that are essential to system operation and data integrity. Why the Big Brother tactic? To protect you from yourself: moving or deleting any of these items could have unwelcome consequences.

    Of course, power users sometimes need access to hidden files and folders, like I did the other day when I went searching for an Outlook PST file. In the old XP days, I knew right where to find the setting that would reveal the concealed stuff, but in Vista, the setting for hidden files and folders is hidden itself!

    Well, okay, not hidden, just relocated. Here's how to find it:

    1. Open the Control Panel.

    2. In the Search field, type folder.

    3. You'll see a section called Folder Options. Under that, click Show hidden files and folders.

    4. Find a tick the option marked Show hidden files and folders.

    5. Click OK.
    Last edited by the gaffer; 03-20-2009 at 01:59 AM. Reason: Moved to general board.


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