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I have noticed that hidden files do not count when I hover the mouse to see information on directory size, however hidden files get counted when I click on folder's "Properties".

How do I make hidden files count when I hover my mouse over a directory?

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I don't think this is possible.

There's only one setting within Explorer that controls if hidden files should be shown: Folder options

But the mouse over display happily ignores them. However, it actually reads all files (file2 is set to hidden in this folder) so it seems it filters any hidden file:

File operations by mouse over handler

I'm assuming this comes from the fact that a "normal" user shouldn't be bothered with system files that are set to hidden, e.g. desktop.ini.

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