How do I reveal hidden files and folders on my computer?

You may need to enable viewing hidden files and folders on your computer to remove a virus or repair some other problem. Here is how:

For Windows XP:

  1. Click the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, and then select Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

For Windows Vista or 7:

  1. Click the Organize button in Explorer, and then select Folder and Search Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

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