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Video Guide: How To Show Hidden System Files In Windows Vista?

Another self-made video footage posted to YouTube, demonstrate the steps for enabling Windows Explorer option to view/show Windows Vista hidden system files/folders.

In short, open the Windows Explorer (the only default file explorer application of every Windows OS), click Organize drop-box, Folder and search options, go to View tab of Folder Option dialog box and configure these two options that appear in Advanced Settings section:
  1. Select Show hidden files and folders
  2. Deselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Once you’ve turn on these two options, you will see the hidden files with their icons appear with a lighter color in Windows Explorer, e.g. the $Recycle.bin hidden system folder:

How to identify a Windows hidden file or folder?

Turn on Windows Explorer option to view Windows Vista hidden system files



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