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How can I make system files visible

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1

    How can I make system files visible


    Hi,

    I have soms files in system folders that I want to remove. No need to warn me about this, I know what I'm doing.
    To do this I have to see the system files and folders, but I can't make them visible.
    I've been trying for months now, searching internet (including this forum) but can't a solution. All I find is how to show the hidden files and folders using the "show hidden folders"-checkbox. This however doens't show the systemfiles.

    I'm positive there should be a way; can anyone help me?

    flip

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  2. #2


    Hi,

    Have a look at Step 4 in this guide - Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  3. #3


    The feature you need to uncheck is "hide protected operating system files". This is a different feature than the "Show hidden files, folders, and drives".
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Uncheck it---

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  5. #5


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    One sure-fire method I use is to download a Linux LiveCD or LiveDVD .iso file and create the bootable disc, I like Linux Mint 17/17.1. Boot to that disc then you can manage files on the HDD/SSD, should be able to see all the files.
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  6. #6


    If you make all the system files visible, don't be surprised to find some "extra" icons on the desktop.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Hi All,
    sorry it some time for me to respond; it's been quite bussy at work...
    I guess I overlooked this option; seem rather obvious now.
    Thanks,
    flip
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