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Some time ago I made hidden files show up, and now I forgot how to make them not show up. How do I make hidden files not show up on the desktop or during file system browsing?

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This must be a duplicate. – Peter Mortensen Jun 11 '13 at 13:23
@PeterMortensen Wouldn't it just be the reverse of this question… – Simon Jun 11 '13 at 13:27
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Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Select 'Don't show hidden files, folder, or drives' under 'Hidden Files and Folders'

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Orgainise menu (in any open window) > folder and search options > view > hide folders

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You open up the Folder Options dialog box (open the Start menu, type "Folder options" without quotes, and hit Enter).

Then, under the View tab, in the list of options, you'll find a radio button next to "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives". Select that, and click OK.

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