How to unhide the c drive

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How to unhide the c drive
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Hidden files on the C drive of your computer are typically system files which rarely require manual alteration by users of the system. Unhiding the information on the C drive enables you to see those formerly hidden files as you would any other, allowing you to change, move, or alter their structure if required. This procedure takes less than a minute to accomplish.

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  1. 1

    Right click "Start." Click "Explore."

  2. 2

    Click on "Tools," open "Folder Options," click on the "View" tab, check the box to "Show Hidden Files," and uncheck the box to "Hide Protected Files."

  3. 3

    Click on the "C" drive to view hidden files.

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