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SHOW HIDDEN FILES.....OR NOT??

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BGBG, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Registered Members

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    Do any or most of you have computer set to show hidden files or show all files? I thought it might be helpful to know what and where they are instead of turning them on and off. I think I am knowledgeable enough to recognize them without messing things up.
     
  2. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    It's up to you but really there's no reason to clutter up your desktop and folders to display files that only the system will use. Kinda like removing the body of your automobile so you can see the wires , hoses, etc.
     
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  3. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

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    +1 to that.
    Just to add.....
    The reason some files and folders are automatically marked as hidden is because, unlike other data like your pictures and documents, they're not files that you should be modifying or moving around.
    These are often important operating system-related files.
     
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