Time
8 hours 33 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
9

Video Transcription

00:05
on a Windows system. There are certain system files and folders that are protected or hidden from you by default to protect them from being modified, moved or defeated.
00:17
In some cases, such as when a system has been infected with malware,
00:21
it maliciously hides all of the user's files and folders.
00:26
Changing the default setting of hidden files and borders would own hide everything, including system files folders that are expected to be in it.
00:36
If the files and folders are indeed hidden and not deleted,
00:40
user cannot hide them.
00:42
However, the malware would still need to be removed to prevent reinfection
00:48
to one hide system files and folders. First, open the File Explorer
00:53
and select the View tab
00:55
on the right side of the window.
00:58
Click on the drop down menu under options and select Change folder and search options
01:04
in the folder. Options Window
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Selective, you tap.
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Locate hidden files and folders and select the show. Hidden files, folders and drives option.
01:15
Scroll down and uncheck hide protected operating system files recommended.
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Look on yes, to confirm
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and click on okay to complete the process.
01:30
Any files or folders that were hidden will now appear great out but are still accessible.
01:36
You can change the status of a hidden file or folder by right clicking on it and selecting properties
01:42
in the properties window Check or unchecked the hidden option under attributes and click okay.
01:51
A confirmation window will appear asking to confirm applying the changes to the folder on Lee or folder, sub folder and files.
02:00
Choose an option and click okay to complete the process.
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It's unhygienic files and folders to confirm their existence For state. It is recommended to re enable both the hidden files and folders and hide operating system files options to ensure the system files and folders remain protected after use.

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