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How to unhide a folder in Windows 10?

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Windows 10 offers the best folder and directory management compared to all its predecessors. You can create, delete and access your folders and directories without a hiccup.

Apart from providing the basic navigation and utility around the directory structure that you have, it also provides certain advanced functionality like sharing folders over a network, protecting access to them, and even letting users customise the folder appearance and optimising them for certain of type on content.

In addition to all these cool features around folders, Microsoft has also allowed users to hide folders over the previous generation of the Windows OS, and the same feature is also available in Windows 10.

So, if you’re looking for hidden folder on your PC, here is how to unhide folders in Windows 10, followed by a guide to

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How to unhide folders using the File Explorer?

Step 1: Navigate to the directory where you think the hidden folder might be located. 

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Step 2: Click on the View button in the toolbar.

Step 3: Under the show/hide section, check the Hidden items checkbox. You’ll immediately be able to see all your hidden folders. 

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How to hide folders in Windows 10?

If you want to hide the folder you just unhid, here is what you need to do.

Step 1: Right-click on the folder of your choice and click the Properties option from the context menu. 

Step 2: Under the General header and inside the Attributes section, check the Hidden checkbox. This marks the folder and everything inside it as hidden. Click on the Apply button when you’re done.

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How to show hidden folders using the Control Panel?

Step 1: Press the Windows Key and then type in Control Panel. You’ll see the Control Panel icon. Click on it to start the utility.

Step 2: Click on Appearance and Personalisation.

Step 3: Under File Explorer Options, click on Show hidden files and folders

Step 4: A new window will pop up giving you the option to either show or hide hidden folders. Select your preference and click Apply and then OK.

Note that this will show hidden folders all across your storage device regardless of the directory or partition they’re on. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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