How to See Hidden Files and Extensions on Windows

How to See Hidden Files and Extensions on Windows

If you are hiding some files from others or if you want to see that what is being hidden in your computer folder then you can hide/see that file, this method also goes for some filename extension also. You can hide/see filename extensions which is at the end of a filename after (.) .


Hidden files plays a crucial role in keeping secrets of your folders in your Windows Computer, but sometimes it also happens that you should know the type of file you are hiding. Any type of file hidden on your Windows Computer doesn’t affects any programme on your Computer or Laptop instead it hides your content, which others cannot see.

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Extension refers to the last name of file which links them to their programme on Computer or other devices. Extension of a files may be – .doc , .docx , .txt , .avi , .mp3 , .mp4 , .mkv , and many more as there are over thousands of Filename Extensions. The Filename Extension and Hidden Files are not shown by default to Windows users due to some reasons, but you can see them manually also. So lets get started with this Tip and Trick on:

How to See Hidden Files and Extensions on Windows:

  1. GOTO: Windows Explorer → Organize → Folder and search options.
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    OR
    Windows Explorer → File Menu → Tools → Folder Options.How to See Hidden Files and Extensions on Windows 2
  2. Now in Folder Options click on ‘View’ tab.
  3. Select – ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drives’ and Unmark ‘Hide extensions for known file type’.How to See Hidden Files and Extensions on Windows 3
  4. Now click on ‘OK’ to see hidden files and File-type extensions.

After doing these steps you will be able to hide or see any hidden files and any file-type extensions on your Windows Computer or Laptop’s.


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