How To show hidden Folders/Files



As an IT administrator, it is important to understand how to show hidden folders and files, in order to access files that may have been unintentionally hidden from view. This guide will provide a comprehensive overview of how to uncover hidden files and folders in Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

Windows

To show hidden folders and files in Windows, you will need to open the File Explorer window. Once this is open, you can select the “View” tab, and then select “Options”. Within the options menu, you will find a submenu called “Change folder and search options”. When this is selected, a new window will open. At the bottom of the window, you will find an option to “Show hidden files and folders”. Once this is selected, all hidden folders and files will become visible.

Mac

The process for showing hidden files and folders in Mac is similar to the process for Windows. To begin, you will need to open the Finder window. From here, select the “Go” menu and then select “Go to folder”. In the field that appears, type in the following command: ~/Library/ and then press enter. This will open the Library folder. From here, you can select the “View” menu and then select “Show View Options”. This will open a window with several different options. At the bottom of this window, you will find an option to “Show hidden files”. Once this is selected, all hidden files and folders will become visible.

Linux

The process for showing hidden files and folders in Linux is slightly different than the process for Windows and Mac. To begin, you will need to open a terminal window. Once this is open, you will need to type in the following command: ls –a. This will list all of the files and folders in the current directory, including any hidden files or folders. To make hidden files and folders visible, you will need to type in the following command: sudo chmod -R 700 /. This will make all of the files and folders in the current directory visible.

Conclusion

By following the instructions outlined in this guide, IT administrators will be able to easily show hidden folders and files in Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. This will allow IT administrators to access files that may have been unintentionally hidden from view, and ensure that all files and folders are visible and accessible.

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