Windows 10: File Explorer: Unhide files not working

Discus and support File Explorer: Unhide files not working in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In my music folders, there are files that are not being displayed. How do I get them to display? Please note that hidden files is in fact set to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by enso, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. enso Win User

    File Explorer: Unhide files not working


    In my music folders, there are files that are not being displayed. How do I get them to display?

    Please note that hidden files is in fact set to display.

    :)
     

  2. Change file attribute to 'unhide'

    Hello Walt,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the attribute of any file/folder to unhide.

    Step A: Show Hidden files

    1. Open Windows Explorer(win logo key+E) or My computer.

    2. Now click on View on top of the window.
    3. Untick ‘Hidden items’ in the options.

    Step B: Change file attribute

    1. Once the hidden file is located, right click on the file/folder you want to change the attribute for.

    2. Go to ‘properties’, untick the box facing hidden.

    3. Now, Click on ‘apply’ and then ‘ok’.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Feb 11, 2019
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  3. Edwin Win User
    How can I "unhide" onedrive from file explorer


    Open 'OneDrive' folder from the Start menu/AllApps list.
     
    Edwin, Feb 11, 2019
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  4. tomseys Win User

    File Explorer: Unhide files not working

    How can I "unhide" onedrive from file explorer


    Yes that is no problem. But what I want to do is have it listed in the navigation pane in file explorer like it was before i hid it. It is not reappearing no matter what i do. I'm not even going to use onedrive and am going to completely disable it but I just want to understand - how i can "unhide" something that has been hidden in the navigation pane. Showing hidden folders doesn't list it back there. I want to relist it there in the navigation pane in file explorer. How can i unhide it?

    I did try one of the tutorials that can remove and bring back but it doesn't work. I think that it because it is hidden from there.
     
    tomseys, Feb 11, 2019
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