By default, Windows XP keeps important system files and folders hidden to keep people from deleting files they shouldn’t.
- To show hidden files--> open Control Panel and double-click--> on Folder Options.
- Click on the View tab--> and then click the radio button for “Show hidden files and folders”
- Now when you go back into explorer you will see additional folders you were not able to see previously.
Note: For those of you who want to tweak and hack on XP, looking closer at this list you will see a check mark next to “Hide protected operating system files”.