Turning off Hidden File Viewing in Windows (and vice versa)

Step 1:

Open "Computer" from your Windows desktop.

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Step 2:

Click on the "Tools" menu, then "Folder Options...". (If you do not see the menubar containing the Tools menu press your ALT key to show the menu bar).

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Step 3:

Click on the "View" tab of of the Folder Options window to get the below screen. Check the "Do not show hidden files and folders" option to keep hidden files hidden. Check the "Show hidden files and folders" option to show hidden files. Click "OK" to save your new settings.

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