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Turn On View Hidden File Option In Windows Vista

In Linux OS, the hidden files are those files that prefix with a dot, i.e. the “.” character. To view the Linux hidden files in command line, simple apply the -a option switch of the ls command.

In Windows OS, the hidden file is controlled by the hidden file property. By default, the Windows Explorer (i.e. file explorer in Windows) will not show those hidden files set by users as well as the super hidden system files.
How to turn on view hidden files option in Windows Explorer?

This guide is done on Windows Vista Ultimate, but is believed applicable to earlier Windows version, e.g. Windows XP, 2000, 2003, etc.
  1. Open Windows Explorer,
  2. Press ALT+T to bring up the Tools menu,
  3. Click the Folder Options sub-menu,
  4. Click the View tab in the Folder Options dialog box,
  5. Enable the “Show Hidden Files and Folders” option (to view the normal hidden files, as those set by users and application)
  6. Disable “Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)” option (to view the super hidden system files)
  7. Click OK to apply the new setting.

How to turn on the view hidden files option in Vista Windows Explorer?

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