In Windows, by default, all files are hidden from the user, changes or deletions of which can lead to incorrect operation of the operating system itself or user applications. This is done in order to prevent troubles as a result of the actions of insufficiently qualified users or simply accidental damage to system files and important data. However, sometimes you still need to work with these files.
There are several ways to get to the desired operating system settings. One of them:
Step 1: first launch the control panel. This can be done by pressing the “Win” key and without releasing it, the “R” key, and then in the dialog box that appears, enter the “control” command and press “Enter”. Another way to start the control panel is by clicking the "Start" button, select the "Settings" section and in it the "Settings" menu item.
Step 2: in the control panel, click on the "Folder Options" item.
Step 3: in the window that opens, go to the "View" tab and at the very bottom of the list, find and mark the item "Show hidden files and folders" and press the "OK" button.
Another way to access the desired setting is through Windows Explorer.
Step 1: you can start the explorer by pressing the "Win" key and, without releasing it, the "E" key (this is a Latin letter, Russian - "U"). Another way to launch File Explorer is by double-clicking on the My Computer icon.
Step 2: then in the top menu select the "Service" section and in it the "Folder Options" item. As a result, the same window that we described in the previous method will open, so the next step will be exactly the same.
Step 3: in the window that opens, go to the "View" tab and at the very bottom of the list, find and mark the item "Show hidden files and folders" and click the "OK" button.