Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show Hidden Files in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

I do believe that most of you have already known that all of Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, will read all files or folders which the names are started with a full stop as hidden files. To keep things simple and keep the display clean, the stock File manager app, My Files app, hides the hidden files by default. Thus, you will notice that when you add a full stop in front of a file or folder name, it will be invisible and the phone will be told to forget it and to not display the file in the related app, as the example if you add a full stop in front of a picture file name then it won't be displayed in Gallery app.


How to show hidden files in My Files app?
In case you want to find/view hidden files or folders then you can set My Files app to show all hidden files by using the following steps:
  1. Open My Files app.
  2. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.
  3. Check the box next to Show hidden files to enable it.
  4. All hidden files will be shown.

As a note, if you want to hide a file or folder, you'd better to remember the name or location so that when you forget the name you can show hidden files using the steps above and then go to the location to find the hidden file or folder, or when you forget the location you can easily find the hidden file or folder by searching it using its name.

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