Show hidden files and folders by modifying their attributes

There might be some hidden files when accessing USB sticks. There are 2 choices: Configure the file explorer to see hidden files, or make the files visible by modifying their attributes.

You can see them by setting the file explorer’s Folder Option > View > Advanced Settings > Files and Folders by unchecking the followings:

  • Hide extension for known file types
  • Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
  • Hidden files and folders > Show hidden files, folders, and drives

You can use the command prompt to remove all hidden or system attributes within the current folder:

attrib -H -S /D *

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