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by 871david / December 4, 2008 4:26 AM PST

Help its me again. What are "hidden files" and how do i clean and delete them, thank you, David

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Hidden files . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 4, 2008 5:02 AM PST
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are usually system files. Deleting them will kill your system.

Why do you think you need to delete them?

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hidden files
by 871david / December 4, 2008 7:05 PM PST
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Thanks, i was just curious what they were. Will leave well alone, Regards David

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Most 'Hidden' Files And Folders Shouldn't Be Deleted..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 4, 2008 5:04 AM PST
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In order to help, it would sure be nice to know a little more about your computer, such as the operating system??

In the meantime, show "hidden' files by RIGHT clicking on Start, choose "Explore". When the Explorer window loads, click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Folder Options", then click on the "View" tab.. When that loads, place a dot/tick in the box that says: "Show hidden files and folders", then UNCHECK the box that says: "Hide Protected Operatings System Files", then select "Yes" when it asks: "Are you sure?", then click on "apply", then OK.

Once you see all the hidden folders and files, be sure to verify whether the data inside is suitable for deleting.. As mentioned earlier, some shouldn't be deleted.

Hope this helps.


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