How to enable hidden Files and Folder options?

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If you want to enable the task of viewing hidden files and folders extensions on your system, then follow the easy 6-step resolution given below and successfully turn on this option. Each step is accompanied by an indicative screenshot for ease of mirroring the action.

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Step 5

Enable it:
Uncheck” Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck the ‘Hide protected operating system files’ check box.

Step 6

Click on Apply:
Click on ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to close the window.

You have accessed your computer and enabled Hidden Files and Folders feature. This helps you to hide confidential or critical system files on your PC. We recommend that you disable this option to view hidden files stored on your computer’s hard drive. If you face any problems related to your computer, operating system, software applications or peripheral devices like printers, MP3 players, digital cameras etc then call iYogi and we’ll fix it.