How to Show Hidden File and Folder in Windows, Android and OS X

Show Hidden File and Folder

In Every operating system platform there is different methods to hide any files and folders, but once you hide these file and folders, it cannot easy to show or view hidden files again.

Accidentally your computer or phone files have been hidden or whatever the reason, If you want to see the hidden files on PC, Computer, Android phone, OS X etc, we are going to share the easy tips to show hidden files or folders.

You can find your query, How to show hidden files and folders in Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 | How to Show hidden files and folder in Android device | How to find hidden files and folder in OS X.

Show Hidden File and Folder in Windows, Android and OS X

Show / View Hidden Files and Folders on Windows

In windows platform, viewing or showing hidden folder or files is more simple then other Operating System. You don’t need to any specific command or tools to show hidden files. In windows 7 there are two simpler methods to view hidden files or folders and they are listing in below tips.

To show hidden files, Open “My Computer” and then click on “Organize” (situated on upper left corner)

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From drop down menu, Click on “Folder and search Option

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When you click on Folder and search option a new popup Window will open, In there, Click on “View” tab and under view Tab find “Advance setting”. Under “Advance Setting” you will see many option, find “Hidden File and Folder”, you will see option to show or don’t show hidden files. Just select “Show hidden Files, folders and drives and click on Ok.

That’s it, all hidden files and folders will now be shown and you can hide then again through go to same process

My Computer > Organize > Folder Option > View > Advance Setting > Hidden File and Folder > Don’t Show Hidden Files, Folders or Drives > Apply and OK

[This tips will work in windows XP and &]

Access “Folder option” from Control Panel

You can also access Folder option from control panel and Show Hidden files and folders (this will work on windows 7, 8)

Click on Start and then Control Panel

In under control Panel, Click on “Appearance and Personalization
From “Appearance and Personalization”, click on ‘Show hidden Files and Folders” and “Folder option

After that follow same process as given above steps

My Computer > Organize > Folder Option > View > Advance Setting > Hidden File and Folder > Don’t Show Hidden Files, Folders or Drives > Apply and OK

Show hidden Files and Folders in OS X

In OS X, The terminal Application is the best ways to Show hidden files and folders in OS X. The terminal Application enables you to control Mac OS X Using UNIX Commands and show hidden Files and Folders.

Open terminal app by clicking on “Go” and then “Utilities” and from there launch the app

Copy given command and pest in the terminal and click enter

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES” and paste it in the terminal and hit enter

Copy second command “killall Finder” and pest in the terminal and click enter again

The second command is for relaunching the finder, so you could see the hidden files. If you can manually relaunching it, then there is no need for the second command.

Everything should relaunch and you should be able to see the hidden files on OS X.

After launch and see hidden files, If you wish to hide again files then just enter given command “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO” in the terminal app and click enter.

How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Android

As we know in Android there are thousands of android apps for every operation. In android play store there are some of file manager to show hidden files and folders. Here we are talking “Astro File Manager” to show hidden files.

First download Astro File Manager from Google play store

Open Astro File Manager app. The first tab locations will show your phone’s internal storage and external storage. Tap on any one of icon from which icon you want to find hidden files.

Now tap on the icon with three dots on top right and tap view setting

Scroll down and check show hidden files, now you will able to show hidden files

Whenever you want to hide these files again, just uncheck show hidden files option

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