Article ID : 00060160 / Last Modified : 29/03/2019

How to configure the operating system to show all files and folders in Windows 8 and 8.1.

    Follow these steps to configure the operating system to show all files and folders.

    1. Open the File Explorer  window.

      NOTE: Because the File Explorer is a traditional Windows Desktop application, if you were not already there, the interface will change to the Desktop and a File Explorer window will open.

    2. In the File Explorer window, click View.
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    3. On the View ribbon, click to put a check in the box next to Hidden items.
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    4. Click the X in the upper-right corner to close the Libraries window.

    All files and folders on the computer will now be available to be viewed.