Windows 10: Thousands of hidden files beginning with ._

Discus and support Thousands of hidden files beginning with ._ in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I was cleaning up my music tags and the program I was using revealed that I have thousands of small files that begin with "._" I am guessing this is a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by g41851, Feb 11, 2019.

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    Thousands of hidden files beginning with ._


    I was cleaning up my music tags and the program I was using revealed that I have thousands of small files that begin with "._"

    I am guessing this is a result of changing from a Mac to a PC.

    Normally I would leave these alone but, because I have so many of them, they are making tagging music very difficult and I would like to remove them. They are all in my C:\Users\user\Music folder and sub directories.

    Any ideas on how I can delete these and leave all my audio files alone?


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    g41851, Feb 11, 2019
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  2. All hidden files turned Un-hidden

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Windows 10.

    I suggest you to re-add them to the hidden items list and check.

    Steps:

    • Right click on the folders to hide, select Properties.
    • Go to General tab, under Attributes check mark the option
      Hidden.
    • Click on Apply and on Ok.

    I suggest you not to use any third party anti-virus software. Try to use Windows Defender.

    Refer: Using Windows Defender

    Hope it helps. Feel free to contact us for further assistance on Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 11, 2019
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  3. Thousands of hidden files beginning with ._

    Show hidden file button are unchecked

    Hi Priyankjain,

    We would like to know more about your concern. Please provide the following information:

    • Have you enabled the Hidden files and folders view tab before?
    • Are there any changes made prior to this issue
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you perform System File Checker (SFC) scan.

    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. To perform the SFC Scan, you may refer to this
    link.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Acelyn Alc, Feb 11, 2019
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