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Author Topic: Does anyone know how to unhide a directory in Win10?  (Read 2024 times)

Bowdon

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Does anyone know how to unhide a directory in Win10?
« on: August 17, 2015, 07:49:31 PM »

Hi all,

I know there are some techy windows people on here. I'm trying to unhide the appdata folder on a computer with windows 10. But I can't find where the options are to do that. It was simple on win7.

Anyone any ideas?
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AArdvark

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Re: Does anyone know how to unhide a directory in Win10?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 08:53:27 PM »

Navigate to the 'HOME' directory in Explorer. i.e. C:\Users\<your Home Directory name> [Assuming Drive C: is your Drive.]

Right click on the AppData Directory & select Properties in the menu.

The pop-up properties windows will allow you to un-tick the hidden property.

This is the same as on Windows 7 & 8 !!??

Just tried it and it still works.

Let me know if this is different for you.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2015, 08:59:44 PM by AArdvark »
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Re: Does anyone know how to unhide a directory in Win10?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 09:09:54 PM »

You can also do this with the attrib command  from the cmd.exe commandline.

Open cmd.exe as administrator (to ensure you have rights to change attributes)

Navigate to C:\Users\<your Home Directory name> [Assuming Drive C: is your Drive.] e.g. c:\Users\Fred

cd C:\Users\<your Home Directory name>

Type the following:

attrib -H -R c:\Users\<your Home Directory name>\AppData


-H = unsets Hidden
-R = unsets Readonly (Just in case  ;D )
« Last Edit: August 17, 2015, 09:12:37 PM by AArdvark »
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