Friday, January 25, 2019

How to display hidden folders and files on Android phones

Sometimes we are never aware of all the files stored on the memory card. For example a file added by an application that is installed on his cellphone. Because most of the files will be hidden and cannot be seen through the File Manager.

Basically a hidden file or folder on an Android phone will still be legible when viewed through a computer. Because the system on Android only applies this to files and folders that have the name symbol prefix.

But there is a way to find out all the hidden files without the need for a computer. That is through the help of a file manager application that has special features to display hidden files.

Tricks Showing Folders or Hidden Files on Android

There are lots of applications that can display hidden files or folders. But in this article, it will show you how to do that using an application called X-Plore. It is an alternative file manager application that has many features. Here is the procedure.

  1. Open the X-Plore application and press on the option button (3 points)
  2. Tap on the Configuration menu
  3. At the very top, check the Show hidden files option
  4. Finished

After doing the steps above, all hidden files and folders will immediately appear. But that can only be seen in X-Plore. From now on you can manage hidden files or folders such as deleting those that are not needed to save memory or internal card capacity.
Why are there so many hidden folders?

Maybe some people will ask this. But know that there are many hidden folders that are normal if your mobile has many applications or games installed. Usually the folder is created automatically and will be lost if the application / game is uninstalled.

And as a suggestion, use a garbage cleaning application like Clean Master or CCleaner. Such applications can also delete junk files in hidden folders without affecting the application / game.


The essence of this paper is to display files and folders that have names with prefixed symbols. Sometimes there is also a default mobile file manager that supports displaying hidden files. So there is no need to use an alternative file manager application. If you have problems with the above procedure, please comment.

Hopefully useful and good luck


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