Category Archives: Windows 7

Show Hidden Files

To Show hidden files on Windows:

Windows 98:

Open Windows Explorer

Select the Tools menu and select Folder Options…

Select Show all files and click OK

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Windows 2000:

Start Windows Explorer

Select the Tools menu, and select Folder Options…

Select Show hidden files and folders, and Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)

Click Yes to the warning, and click OK.

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XP:

Open My Computer

Open the Tools menu, and select Folder Options…

Select the View tab, and unselect Show hidden files and folders, and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). 

Click Yes to the warning

and click OK

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Vista:

Open Computer

Press and hold the ALT Key on the keyboard, and select the Tools menu, and select Folder Options…

Select Show hidden files and folders and unselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). 


Click Yes to the warning, and click OK.

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Windows 7:

Open Computer

Press and hold the ALT Key on the keyboard, and select the Tools menu, and select Folder Options…

Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and unselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Click Yes on the warning, and click OK

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Windows 8 / 8.1:

Open File Explorer, click on the View menu and select Options…

Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and unselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Click Yes on the warning, and click OK

Disable Printer Notifications Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7

To disable printer notifications in Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7

Click Start and select Devices and Printers

Select a printer (it doesn’t matter which one) and select Print Server Properties

Select the Advanced tab, and untick Show informational notifications for network printers.  Click OK.

This will disable the printer notifications for this user on this workstation only.