Windows hides many files and folders by default, preventing users from deleting or modifying files they shouldn't touch. But you can make. This is another simple trick for novice Windows 7 users. Like the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 too comes with hide/show a file or. This wikiHow teaches you how to enable viewing for hidden files and folders on a Windows 7 computer. Check the "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" box. This box will appear slightly indented below the "Hidden files and folders" heading near the middle of the section.