Show hidden files and folders in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Open any Windows Explorer window.
- Click the View tab, and check the option Hidden items.
- All hidden files and folders will now be displayed in Windows Explorer. Their icons and text labels will be slightly dimmed and appear to be somewhat transparent.
You can hide these files and folders again by repeating the steps above, but this time selecting the option Do not show hidden files and folders instead.