hidden files

Posted on 1998-08-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
how does one list (as with the "dir" command) hidden files in doss and windows, also how do you copy them.
Question by:jrhinely
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varun071898 earned 150 total points
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Go to My Computer -> View -> Folder Options. Choose the View tab.
Then click Show all files. Now you will be able to see the hidden files and copy them too.

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For a list of options, from a Dos prompt, type DIR /?  and press enter.

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dir /ah
This means that you like all files with Atribute Hidden
=> all hidden files
with dir /ah /s typed in the root you get all the hidden files (and dir's) on your disk.
A copy is not possible I believe, but you can do it with windows explorer.
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You can copy hidden and system files using xcopy32 in a dos window. Note this does not work in dos alone.

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Sorry about taking so long, Jhinely

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