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How to unhide files


I think I accidently selected "hide files" in the security software and now I have a drive that shows that it is half used, but doesn't show any files. When I go back to properties and try to locate Security again, it is gone.

Any help would be appreciated.


Russ Beach


This question was answered on September 2, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


I would try this: Open up Windows Explorer and Go to the Tools menu at the top of the Window, select it then select the folders option from the drop down menu From the folder options window, select the view tab Go down through the options, once you get to the Hidden files and folders heading, select the show hidden files and folders option, the OK that window Refresh your windows Explorer window and you should then see all hidden files and folders.

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Posted by Kevin of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 2, 2005