How to View Hidden Files and Folders in Android

You can view the hidden files and folders in Android either by using the default file manager (the one that comes with the Android) or by using file manager apps. Let’s check it out both the ways to view hidden files and folders in Android.

View Hidden Files and Folders in Android

Method 1

  • Open file manager.
  • Press the menu and select the “Show hidden files” option.

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Now, you can see the hidden files and folders on your Android handset. To hide the hidden files and folders, press the menu and choose the “Hide hidden files” option.

Method 2

In this method, we will use ES File Explorer app which has a lot of options that are not available in the stock file manager.

  •  Install and open app.
  • Slide the menu drawer.
  • Enable the “Show hidden files” option.

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To hide the hidden files and folders, disable “Show hidden files” option.

Also see: How to Password Protect Files and Folders in Android

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