Is there any risk to choose in Control Panel to Show hidden files and folders?

Is there any risk to choose in Control Panel to Show hidden files and folders?

I have XP SP3 on a laptop, IE8.
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The only risk is that you delete something you didnt mean to and the laptop might not function quite like it should, but no other risk.

There is also an additional function if you cannot find a file you need to not display protected operating files under the same area ... tools/folder options/ and then view tab.

next to display hidden files , there is an option to display protected operating files. This is allong the same lines , the folders that are hidden will appear ghosted.

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