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What are hidden files in Windows 10?

In Windows (and all operating systems) there are files and folders that ordinarily cannot be seen. They are “Hidden” so that the user doesn’t change them and affect programs or the running of the computer.

You don’t need to see these files in normal use, but sometimes when things go wrong or you need to delve further into your program’s settings, it would help to see them.

To see how to enable hidden files click here.

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There are simple hidden files, which are files that are hidden for convenience or to stop cluttering your view of the computer. But there are also hidden operating system files. These are files that would seriously ruin the running of your PC if you played around with them.

If you really want to see them, just follow this link: How to enable hidden operating system files

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