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easy way to show hidden files

  1. #1

    easy way to show hidden files


    hi guys
    as you know in win8 if we want to show hidden file , we should go to view then option the change folder and search option then mark the show hidden filed.
    is there another easy way to do this?for example add a option in right click menu?(in win 7 shawn posted a registry key that add show hidden file to right click menu but it does not work in win 8)

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Muiacir,

    Yes, it will work in Windows 8 as well.

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    thanks shawn.but when i run the registry key it added to the context menu successfully but when i click on it said the eror below:
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by muiacir View Post
    thanks shawn.but when i run the registry key it added to the context menu successfully but when i click on it said the eror below:
    You have to cut/paste or copy/paste the .vbs file extracted from the ZIP file you downloaded in the tutorial and put it in C:\Windows.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, double check to make sure that you do all of the steps exactly.
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    thanks.it worked
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad to hear it and that we could help.
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