Sometimes a virus or some malicious script makes the hidden files and folders not visible even when it is explicitly enabled.
In this case even if the user enables the Show hidden files and folders in
Tools > Folder options > View menu, Hidden files and folder does not become visible.
Lets see how to fix it.
The user has enabled the Show hidden files and folder
1. Go to Tools > Folder options. This will show a folder options menu.
2. Go to View tab and select the option “Show hidden files and folder“
The hidden files and folders are displayed by this method normally. But in case some virus or script is preventing the hidden files and folders from being visible, follow the below steps:
1. Go to your Start > Run, type regedit and press enter. This will open registry editor.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folde r\Hidden\SHOWALL