Windows 10: Unhide Program Data in root folder

Discus and support Unhide Program Data in root folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is it safe to "unhide" the Program Data folder in your windows installation root? I mean; right click, press "properties" and then untick the "hidden"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MasterChief8810, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Unhide Program Data in root folder


    Is it safe to "unhide" the Program Data folder in your windows installation root? I mean; right click, press "properties" and then untick the "hidden" option.

    I've just done it, but got a warning saying it could not do it to all files.

    :)
     
    MasterChief8810, Jan 30, 2017
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  2. Need Help

    After update windows feature my program files folder has hidden & I cann't unhide that folder after trying several time to unhide it...What should I do ??? I am facing another problem that after update windows 10 feature update,snipping tool has gone..Please
    help me
     
    Rafiul Bashar Nahin, Jan 30, 2017
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  3. windows mobile device center 6.1 and windows 7

    Hello. Yes, the intent will be to try and get rid of the 32-bit traces. Do you have a folder c:\windows\windows mobile? Be sure to unhide hidden folders. Don't do anything yet. Just gathering data.
     
    Resourceful, Jan 30, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    Unhide Program Data in root folder

    Leave well alone it's set like that for a reason
     
    Samuria, Jan 30, 2017
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  5. Yeah, but I have already done it...so have I messed something up?
     
    MasterChief8810, Jan 30, 2017
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  6. Bree New Member
    Probably not - changing permissions or ownership would likely mess things up though. Don't do it!

    The error message was because you probably took the default option to apply to this folder and subfolders - some of which you don't have permissions for. You'll get the same message if you try to hide it again.
     
  7. RolandJS Win User
    My Windows 7 ProgramData has been unhid for years, however, I only poke around in it to learn what some programs have stored in there. Just me being nosy *Smile
     
    RolandJS, Jan 30, 2017
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  8. Bree New Member

    Unhide Program Data in root folder

    The first thing I do on a new system is to set File Explorer to show extensions, hidden files and system folders. I can be nosey to my heart's content without the need to change anything. *Biggrin
     
  9. Does that mean unhid like I did or have you just turned on the "show hidden folders and files"?
     
    MasterChief8810, Jan 30, 2017
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  10. When you "hide" a file, it's not really hidden. It's just that it has its "hidden flag" set. That flag tells Windows Explorer not to display it.

    You can unhide files and folders ... quite tedious. Or you can instead change your Windows Explorer options. Just tell Explorer that you want to see hidden files. They won't be hidden any more. Not any of them. And you don't have to change any file settings.
     
    margrave55, Jan 31, 2017
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  11. OK *Smile

    So I guess I haven't done anything wrong or broken my system in any way then.

    Thank you all for replying!
     
    MasterChief8810, Apr 4, 2018
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