How To Show Hidden Folders

Some of system files and folders in Windows are hidden by default. This is with idea users not to delete some important files by mistake.

If you want to see the hidden folders, go to Control Panel – Folder Options – View and check the ‘Show hidden files and folders’ radio button.

Here is a program to do this for you:

And Autoit Sourcecode: 

You can easy learn Autoit by examples.

To make .exe file you need to download AutoIt compiler – Free :  

and  also need SciTEeditor to edit the source:

Here is the sourcecode of the program ‘Show hidden files and folders’

Send(“#r”) ;Opens Run window. Same as start button –> Run
WinWaitActive(“Run”) ;waits Run window to appear
Send(“control folders”) ; same as typing this text in the box
ToolTip(“Now will run ‘control folders’ command to change folder attributes to VIEW HIDDEN FOLDERS” & @CRLF & @CRLF, 200, 200) ;A explanatory Tooltip appears with coordinates 200×500
Sleep(8000) ;program paused for 8 seconds to read the tooltip
ToolTip(”) ; Removes tooltip
Send(“{Enter}”) ;same as pressing OK button or press Enter from keyboard
winwait(‘Folder Options’)
Sleep(2000) ;
ToolTip(“READY!” & @CRLF & @CRLF&’Now you have to check the “Show Hidden Folders” Radio buton’, 200, 350)


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