Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer

Windows 8 and 10 have by default the folders in second layers  of the navigation pane hidden. If you want to show or hide all the folders then this is the article you should follow.

Show all Folders in File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer

2. Click on View

3. Click on Options

4. Click on Change Folder and Search Options

Windows 10: Folder Options Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer

Windows 10: Folder Options

5. Then under the General tab, and under the Navigation Pane group, check the box Show All Folders

Windows: Show all Folders Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer

Windows: Show all Folders

Hide all Folders in File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer

2. Click on View

3. Click on Options

4. Click on Change Folder and Search Options

Windows 10: Folder Options Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer

Windows 10: Folder Options

5. Then under the General tab, and under the Navigation Pane group, uncheck the box Show All Folders

Windows: Uncheck Show all Folders Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer Show or Hide all Folders in File Explorer

Windows: Uncheck Show all Folders

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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