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[Solved] Windows 10 Show Hidden Files Not Working

Posted on Apr 03, 2018 by Brithny to Resource


Are you unable to see hidden files in Windows 10? If your Windows 10 show hidden files not working, we can help. EaseUS provides two effective solutions to fix the error and recover hidden files with ease.

Show Hidden Files Option Not Working

"Hi everyone, my main problem here is that I can't see hidden folders and files. Every time I try to check the option "show hidden files and folders", it unchecks itself. I am currently using Windows 10 64 bit. Why does my Windows 10 fail to show hidden folders? How can I fix this error? Help, please! Thanks!"

How to Fix "Show Hidden Files Not Working" Issue

Normally, we show hidden files by opening Windows Control Panel and navigating to File Explorer Options and then ticking the option of Show hidden files, folders and drives. Now, this way doesn't work properly. The computer fails to show hidden files in Windows 10. What would you do if you are unable to see hidden files? 

Here, this post provides to effective ways to fix the "show hidden files not working" problem. One is using Command Prompt and the other is using data recovery software.

Solution 1. Fix "Show Hidden Files Not Working" Issue With CMD

The most powerful way that virtually works 100% to find hidden items on PC as well as external storage devices. However, it requires higher level computer skills and it may cause data loss at the same time. So you must be careful when you try this solution.

  • Open Command Prompt (CMD) as an Administrator.
  • Determine the drive on which files are hidden and you want to recover.
  • If it's drive D, then Type attrib -s -h -r /s /d *.* and hit Enter.

Solution 2. Show and Recover Hidden Files With a Free Data Recovery Tool

EaseUS's free data recovery software is easy to use and powerful in finding hidden documents, pictures and all types of files. Only notice that the free version supports file recovery within 2GB. 
In addition to the ability to find all files and folders, EaseUS recovery program can also be recover lost data such as deleted file recovery, formatted hard drive recovery, raw drive data recovery and so on.

If you can't see hidden files, follow the 100% working steps to fix the error and restore hidden files right now.

Step 1. Select the storage location where files were hidden and you want to recover. Click Scan.

let the software scan and find the hidden files

Step 2. The software will start a quick scan first. When the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more hidden files.

the software will automatically scan the hidden files

Step 3. In both quick scan and deep scan results, find the hidden files the software has found. Select the target files and click Recover.

select the hidden files and restore the files