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how to enable "view hidden files" within windows 7

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I am new to windows 7, i need to enable "view hidden files" for example user application data. How do i enable this within windows 7?


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dolbyhome earned 500 total points
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Try...
Open My Computer
Organize (Top Left)
Folder and Search Options
View
Show hidden files,folders etc (as in previous versions of windows)

Hope this helps
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by:1intelsys
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Open Control Panel, double-click on folder options and it should be under the view tab.  You may have to change the control panel view to classic to be able to see all your options.
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Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.

1.Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

2.Click the View tab.

3.Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK
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by:bluepig
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If you already have a window open that shows files, hit the Alt key. That makes your menu appear and now you can click Tools, Folder Options, View, Show Hidden (like we did in XP).
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