How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Android

Let’s look at two different methods to show hidden files and folders in an Android phone.

Pick the one you like. I’m using Google Pixel 4a (Android 12).

Method #1

Here are the steps:

Open the Files app.

Hit the three vertical lines at the top left.

Tap “Settings.”

Enable (to show) or disable (to hide) the “Show hidden files” option.

That’s it.

Method #2

Connect your Android device to the PC (I’m using Windows 11 PC) via USB.

On your Android device, slide down from the top, and you will see a notification regarding USB.

Expand it and then tap it.

Select the “File Transfer / Android Auto” option.

That’s it.

Now, open File Explorer on your PC, go to This PC, and you will see the name of your Android device. Double-click on it.

You can see your Android device’s storage. Double-click it, and that’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Android,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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