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  • Question

  • how do u search for hidden files and folders in XP????
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:02 PM

All replies

  • tools -> folder options -> show hidden files

                                         ->show protected OS files

    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:27 PM
  • i didnt mean to make the invisible folders visible .....i meant how can we search a folder which is hidden
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:34 PM
  • well by making invisible visible..u automatically and indirectly find an hidden folder...


    anyways u can always do an advanced search....and check search hidden files and folders....


    i wonder a person who can edit registry doesnt know how to search using search option....

    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:58 PM
  • well everyone isnt a genious like u anoop......and morever for ur kind info i know some methods but i wanted to see if anyone would answer...thats it
    Monday, May 28, 2007 2:01 PM
  • you can know it by issuing a command on the command prompt.
    the command is:
    dir /Ah <directory name>
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:36 PM
  • i think u didnt get me ....i was asking for a way by which u could search invisible folders
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:39 PM
  • yes that's the way.
    or if you want to use search utility, simply choose the option, search in hidden files & folders 2
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:46 PM
  • oh thanks for that
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:49 PM
  • so am i wrong or right?
    if wrong then do suggest the answer &
    if right then mark my answer right
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:18 AM