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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (Operating Systems)
 9  Chapter 0010:  File Attributes
      9  II  File Attributes

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Hidden Attribute

Hidden files are typically the files that we do not need to access when viewing a program. These m ight be driver files for example. Typically most system files are hidden. Remember how we set the system to “Show all files” earlier? Without this option set, files which have the “hidden” attribute are not displayed in the Windows Explorer and other programs. Hidden files can cause much fun for a support professional when troubleshooting. Be sure to set the system to show all files, from Windows Explorer’s Folder Options -> View menu, as shown in Figure 105.


Figure 105: Hidden files choices from the View menu

 


You will then see a display like that of Figure 106.


Figure 106: Hidden Files In Windows Explorer

 


To remind you how to set Windows to display all files...

In My Computer or Windows Explorer, click the folder you want to look at. On the View menu, click Folder Options. Click the View Tab, and then click Show all files.

Figure 107: All Files Option in Windows Explorer

 


If you want to see all file name extensions, click to clear the Hide file extensions for known file types check the following box. We’ll talk more about this in the section on file naming conventions.


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