Change the view of hidden files and extensions has become routine for many. But that does not mean it is an easy task, since you need to access the Windows Control Panel, enter the configuration options of the folders and find the desired item – this, of course, until the arrival of Windows 8.
Given the cries of several people, the new operating system from Microsoft now has a much easier way to solve our problems. So, follow this step by step to learn how Tecmundo.
Find items that alter the settings of view requires almost no effort with Windows 8. Instead of having to access the Control Panel, start opening your Windows Explorer and accessing the ribbon “Display”.
Near the right corner of this tab, you will find the “file name extensions” field and “Hidden items” unchecked. Just click on them before the changes are made automatically.
Unveiling Windows files
Something that some people may have noticed is that although the above method let most visible items, protected operating system files will remain hidden – thus preventing any damage unsuspecting computer operation. But what if these were the files to which you wish to access?
If this is your case, go to Windows Explorer and the “View” tab, click the “Options” button. In the new window, go to the “Display Mode” tab and look for the item “Hide protected files (Recommended) Operating System”.
Now, deselect it so that a warning is displayed on the screen. Finally, just click “Yes” and apply the changes to protected files start to become visible.
Recognizing hidden files
Sure, you could enable the display of hidden files. But, now, how do you know which were invisible? Simple: the icons are slightly erased them, similar to what occurs with the command “cut” form.