All recent versions of Windows, including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 lets you hide files and folders for security reasons. One can hide a file or folder by right-clicking on the file, clicking Properties and then checking Hidden option. To view the file or folder, we need to enable Show hidden files and folders option under Folder Options.
Most of us use the hide files/folders feature to hide confidential files and folders from others. If you have a large number of hidden files and folders under different drives, then you would know that searching only for hidden files and folders is a tedious job.
While Windows search shows hidden files and folders provided you have enabled Show all files and folders option under Folder Options, you can’t search only for hidden files and directories. That is, when you enter a search keyword, it displays both visible and hidden files.
Find Hidden is a handy application for XP, Vista, and the latest Windows 7 to quickly search for all hidden files and folders stored under a drive or directory. The interface of Find Hidden tool is very straight-forward and gives you access to all features and options from the home screen. Along with the file or folder, you can also view file location, file type, file size, created, modified and accessed date and also file attributes.
You can also search for a specific file by selecting the appropriate file extension. Your can further narrow down the search by entering date, minimum and maximum file size, last modified date, and last accessed date.
The search result can also be saved in text format. Use the Application Preferences option to personalize options such as date and time format, font color, and row color of the search tool. All in all, a handy hidden files search tool for Windows.
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