View hidden files

When you browse a folder on your Windows Mobile device, it does not show hidden files; however, you can use the following method to view them. Go to the folder in which you want to view the hidden files using the File Explorer application (File Manager on some Smartphones). Move the scroll bar down until you reach the last file in the list that is being displayed on the screen. Tap and hold on the empty space between the last file name and the bottom taskbar of the Today screen. (Smartphones: Select Menu >Options.) A new menu will appear on the screen. Go to the Show All Files option (pre-WM5 Pocket PCs: View All Files). (Smartphones: Deselect Hide Hidden Files.) You will now be able to see all the hidden files on your device. This setting will be retained by your device until you change it.
By Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine staff
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