Find invisable folders

  Ginge1980 19:54 31 Mar 07

In XP how do you make files visible? I have folders that cannot be found unless I 'search' for them... Rather than being able to click 'my computer'... 'c:'.. etc. They haven't always been invisable but don't know why or when this actually happend.
Cheers for any advice..

  VoG II 19:57 31 Mar 07

You may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.

Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

  Ginge1980 20:09 31 Mar 07

Cheers VoG

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