How to Hide Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 7

To NOT Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives

Select the dot next to Don’t Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
Click the Apply button.

 

To Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 7

  • Go to Control panel
  • Open `Folders Options` File Icon
  • Select the `View` Tab

(However this will also allow hidden drives to be shown to stop this check ` hide empty drives in the Computer folder )

  • Select the dot next to Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
  • Click the Apply button.