Windows 7 operating system has a convenient feature that allows you to hide files and folders on your hard drive.This makes it possible to hide the confidential information, as well as protect against accidental deletion of critical system files.However, it is important not only to be able to hide the folder, but also on the need to restore their former state.
Show hidden folders
Open the main Start menu and select Control Panel.In the new window, go to the tab Appearance and Personalization, and then click on the link Folder Options.In the Folder Options tab View, in the Advanced settings list, scroll to Hidden files and folders, and set the switch to Show hidden files, folders and drives, so you will have access to hidden files, folders and disks.In the same list, uncheck Hidden protected operating system files (Recommended), it will allow you to see all the hidden system files.When you have finished making changes, click OK.Be careful when working with the previously hidden system files.Accidenta
l damage to or their removal can affect the performance of the operating system.
Changing the properties of folders
making changes to the system settings, you can see the previously hidden folder, but they will still be marked as hidden.To finally make them visible you want to cancel it is their property.If you know where to be located is still hidden folder, use it to go to the Explorer.Open Windows Explorer and go through the folders until you find the desired.
If you do not know the location of the folder, open the main Start menu and use available in the form of her search for files and folders.Enter in the form of full or partial name of the folder.As a result, you will see a dynamic list of matches.
Finding the desired folder, open its properties.To do this, open the context menu by clicking on the folder, right-click, and click Properties, located in the bottom of the list.In the window that opens, navigate to the tab General.In the Attributes section, uncheck Hidden, and then click OK.
Return the initial settings
finished restoring hidden folders, you can restore the operating system to its previous display mode files, disks and folders.To do this, go back to Control Panel and open the System Folder Options.In the Advanced settings again scroll Hidden files and folders, and select Switch Now Don`t show hidden files, folders or drives.Then check the box Hidden protected operating system files.If you want to hide from prying eyes sensitive data, store it on removable media, such as USB-drives.This will help to avoid further losses hidden on a computer database.