How to SEARCH for HIDDEN files ?


GeneralLee01

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Good morning all,

How do I search for files that have the attribute "hidden" ?

Preferable with Win11 but if I have to third party software would also be an option.

Thanks
 

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Good morning all,

How do I search for files that have the attribute "hidden" ?

Preferable with Win11 but if I have to third party software would also be an option.

Thanks
Hidden or Super Hidden?

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Open the command prompt and type dir /s /b /a:h C: command to list all hidden folders and files.
 

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GeneralLee01

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Hidden or Super Hidden?

Thanks Edwin. I know how to make the hidden files visible. I would like to search for them.
 

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GeneralLee01

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Open the command prompt and type dir /s /b /a:h C: command to list all hidden folders and files.

Thanks FB. That DOS command does a great job. But unfortunately not suitable for me. Is there a way to use file explorer, because after searching for these files I need to work with the located files ?
 

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You can install 'Everything' from voidtools.com ?
 

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GeneralLee01

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Thanks Cman , will test drive that tonight.
 

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GeneralLee01

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Took me about an hr to figure out how to search for hidden files, but in the end the tool did its job. Thanks Cman !
 

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    HP 87F4 (U3E1)
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    16024 MBytes
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    Iris Xe Graphics Revision 2
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Generic PnP Monitor
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    1280x720 pixels
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