How To: Enable Displaying Of Super Hidden Files In Windows Vista
Even if you turn on show hidden files in Windows Explorer some files will remain hidden in Windows Vista. These files are called super hidden files.This is to prevent those files from being touched or accidentally deleted.But if you are interested to see the super hidden files in Windows Vista, here is a tweak on how to make the super hidden files visible.
You can display super hidden files in Windows Vista by a simple registry tweak as described below:
- Click on the Windows Vista Start Button, type “regedit” (Registry Editor) in the search box, and press Enter
- Click Continue to get past the User Account Control prompt.
- Within the Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
- On the right panel, double-click on Superhidden.
- In the Value Data box, change the value to “1″.
- Click OK.
- Exit the Registry Editor
- You will need to reboot your Windows Vista computer after changing this setting for it to work.
Note: The Super Hidden file attribute exists for a reason – to prevent deletion of system files and folders that are crucial to the proper functioning of Windows Vista.