How to show hidden files in Windows 10

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Open the File Explorer by clicking the folder icon in the Task Bar. You can also use the Windows key shortcut (Win+E) to open it.
  2. Click the View menu to display the ribbon along the top of the window.
  3. Check the Hidden items checkbox. This will close the ribbon and display any hidden files in the current folder.
  4. If you no longer want to show hidden files, simply uncheck the Hidden items checkbox.