What are the best ways to find hidden folders?

asked by Rachell Berryhill
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    #1Windows Control Panel

    Windows Control Panel

    Control Panel groups different applets that allows you to change all the settings on Windows. Through this option, you are able to show hidden files or folders and to change a huge variety of aspects of your computer. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Joyce Bradley
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Control Panel has so many useful functions. I completely forgot where I had saved a file recently and the search function in control panel found it instantly. It is very user friendly and has many conveniet functions!"
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    #2Microsoft Support

    Microsoft Support

    Microsoft Support is always there. It will be there for everything you need and every problem you could have on Windows. For discovering how to show hidden folders or files on Windows, this is the best option without a doubt. 

    Websites

    Free

    Carolyn Mason
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "They made the OS so it makes sense that Microsoft will know all the ways to find folders that you may have inadvertently hidden by mistake. People like to complain about MS Support, but in my work, I use this almost daily for a myriad of issues and it is rock solid reliable for getting me the correct answer. "
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    #3How to see hidden files in Windows

    How to see hidden files in Windows

    How to see hidden files in Windows is an article by Lawrence Abrams that shows ways to unhide folders in different Windows operating system, including XP, Vista, Windows 8 and more!

    Articles

    Free

    Joe Hart
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "How to see hidden files in Windows is an article by Lawrence Abrams that shows ways to un-hide folders in different Windows operating system, including XP, Vista, Windows 8 and more! By default Windows hides certain files from being seen with Windows Explorer or My Computer. This is done to protect these files, which are usually system files, from accidentally being modified or deleted by the user. Unfortunately viruses, spyware, and hijackers often hide there files in this way making it hard to find them and then delete them."
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    #4How to hide & unhide a folder Using "CMD" (Command Prompt)

    How to hide & unhide a folder Using "CMD" (Command Prompt)

    How to hide & unhide a folder Using "CMD" (Command Prompt) is a video created by Tech Zaada that shows a technique to hide and unhide valuable files using CMD.

    Videos

    Free

    Christian Estrada
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "This tutorial will help you use the command prompt in order to hide folders so you can't find them otherwise. The reverse side of this is it also lets you look for folders using this method as well. It's well written and clean and easy to understand."
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    #5Find Hide Files

    Find Hide Files

    Find Hide Files is an app offered by PlayAppBox that lets you search all types of hidden files on your smartphones. It's a good app to recover the files you hid by mistake.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Frank Kelly
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "This is a good solution to the topic if you are loop to find hidden folders only on your phone. However it is not a good solution if you are trying to find hidden files on your computer or other devices that do not support this app. "
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    #6How to show hidden files in Windows

    How to show hidden files in Windows

    How to show hidden files in Windows is an article by Kevin Parrish in collaboration with Brandon Widder, a multimedia journalist and a staff writer for Digital Trends that shows step by step instructions on how to uncover files on Windows.

    Articles

    Free

    Harold Garrett
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "Sometimes you hide something so well, you forget where you hid it. This article details how to locate those folders and does so in a clear and concise manner."
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    #7How to view hidden files and file extensions in Windows

    How to view hidden files and file extensions in Windows

    How to View Hidden Files and File Extensions in Windows is an article by Michael King uploaded on PCWorld that guides the user on how to carefully view the hidden folders even the extension to avoid messing up the operating system.

    Articles

    Free

    Marie Lopez
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "Dealing with hidden folders can be tricky. This guide is a good one."
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    #8How to Check / View Hidden Files in Android

    How to Check / View Hidden Files in Android

    How to Check / View Hidden Files in Android is a video created by Tech Dishoom that will show you ways to view hidden files and manage apps on your smartphone.

    Videos

    Free

    Patrick Willis
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "The video clearly describes a simple, easy way to find hidden files on Android. The video is short and to the point. I prefer videos instead of reading boring manuals and I actually like the channel. There are many other great tech videos in there which you may find very helpful."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to find hidden folders
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Windows Control PanelSoftware 14 Free
2Microsoft SupportWebsites 12 Free
3How to see hidden files in WindowsArticles 9 Free
4How to hide & unhide a folder Using "CMD" (Command Prompt)Videos 7 Free
5Find Hide FilesApps 6 Free
6How to show hidden files in WindowsArticles 4 Free
7How to view hidden files and file extensions in WindowsArticles 3 Free
8How to Check / View Hidden Files in AndroidVideos 1 Free
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