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How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 11

This article will show your how to show the windows 11 hidden files and folders. Windows 11 will automatically hide some private data, which is aimed to prevent users from incorrectly operating. However, windows users have to open these hidden files in some cases. Usually, hidden files or folders will not be listed in the file explorer. If you want to access to these hidden files or folders, please read the following steps.

Show Hidden Files and Folders on File Explorer View in Windows 11

Open the Start menu, search for File Explorer. Click the Layout and view options menu and select show from any location. Next just click the hidden files option. Now you can see the hidden files on Windows 11.

Show Hidden Files and Folders on File Explorer View in Windows 11
Show Hidden Files and Folders on File Explorer View in Windows 11

Show Hidden Files and Folders on File Explorer Options in Windows 11

Another way to show hidden files is by opening the c-more context menu in File Explorer, and then select option. Hit on View tab under the advanced settings, look for the hidden files and folders settings.

Show Hidden Files and Folders on File Explorer Options in Windows 11

Next select the show hidden files, folders and drives, click on apply and OK button.

Show hidden files folders and drives

Hide Files and Folders on File Explorer Options in Windows 11

If you no longer want to show the hidden files on file explorer, you can follow the steps below.

Open the Start menu, search for File Explorer.  click the Layout and view options menu and select show from any location. next make sure to clear the hidden files option. after that, the files will show on file explorer.

Hide Files and Folders on File Explorer Options in Windows 11

Or go to the c-more context menu in File Explorer, and then select option. hit on View tab under the advanced settings, look for the hidden files and folders settings and then check don’t show the hidden files, folders or drives option, click on apply and OK button.

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Don‘t show the hidden files folders or drives

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