Hidden File Finder : Free Tool to Find and Unhide/Remove all the Hidden Files on Windows |
Hidden File Finder

Version: 8.0

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Hidden File Finder is the free software to quickly scan and discover all the Hidden files on your Windows system.

It performs swift multi threaded scan of all the folders parallely and quickly uncovers all the hidden files. It automatically detects the Hidden Executable Files (EXE, DLL, COM etc) and shows them in red color for easier identification. Similarly 'Hidden Files' are shown in black color and 'Hiddden Folders' are shown in blue color.

One of its main feature is the Unhide Operation. You can select one or all of the discovered Hidden files and Unhide them with just a click. Successful 'Unhide operations' are shown in green background color while failed ones are shown in yellow background.

It is very easy for any user with its cool GUI interface. Particularly, more useful for Penetration testers and Forensic investigators

Hidden File Finder works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 10 version.

  • Free, Easy to use GUI based Software
  • Fast multi threaded Hidden File finder to quickly scan entire computer, drive or folder.
  • Unhide all the Hidden files with one click.
  • Delete the selected file/folder completely
  • Scan Online feature to online threat verification (mainly Executable files) using Google Search or VirusTotal.
  • Right Click Context Menu to perform quick tasks.
  • Settings dialog to fine tune the scanning operation.
  • Color based representation of Hidden Files/Folders/Executable Files and Unhide operations.
  • Sort feature to arrange the Hidden files based on name/size/type/date/path
  • Detailed hidden file scan report in HTML format
  • Fully portable and can be run from anywhere
  • Also includes Installer for local installation/un-installation
Installation & Un-installation
Hidden File Finder includes Installer which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.
At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\HiddenFileFinder

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\HiddenFileFinder
How to Use?
Hidden File Finder is easy to use with its simple GUI interface.

Here are the brief usage details

  • Run 'Hidden File Finder' on your system after installation
  • Click on 'Complete Computer' or select a Folder to scan
  • Next click on 'Start Scan' to begin searching for Hidden files
  • All the discovered Hidden files will be listed as shown in screenshot below. Hidden folders are shown in blue color and EXE files are shown in red color.
  • To Unhide, select one or more hidden files from the list and click on 'Unhide button'.
  • If successful, files are shown with green color background else they are shown in yellow background.
  • You can also right click on any of the item to perform more tasks such as Delete file, open folder, Scan Online etc.
  • Finally you can click on 'Report' button to generate detailed scan report in HTML format.

Screenshot 1: Hidden File Finder showing all the Hidden files/folders discovered during the scan. Also see the Right Click Context Menu with more options.
HiddenFileFinder Scanning for Hidden Streams
Screenshot 2: Detailed HTML Report of Hidden File scanning operation.
HiddenFileFinder showing the exported scan list
Release History
Version 8.0: 18th Oct 2019
Improved speed of hidden file scanning operation.
Version 7.0: 7th Sep 2018
Mega 2018 relese with features including improved GUI, delete button, clear scan report, More system & common files added to ignore list.
Version 6.0: 22nd Oct 2016
Major release with the support for new Windows 10 version. Also features new Installer for simple installation & un-installation.
Version 5.0: 13th Feb 2016
New 2016 edition with improved hidden file scanning operation
Version 4.5: 13th Jul 2015
New feature added to Installer to dynamically download latest version
Version 4.0: 22nd Mar 2015
Integrated Uninstaller into Windows Add/Remove Programs, now you can uninstall it in a standard way.
Version 3.5: 3rd Dec 2014
Enhanced GUI interface with magnifying icon effects.Fixed few minor bugs.
Version 3.0: 27th Mar 2014
Integrated new right click context menu option to quickly copy the Hidden File Path
Version 2.5: 27th Aug 2013
Added more Known type of Hidden files for Ignore Rules.
Version 2.0: 19th July 2013
Mega release featuring Settings dialog to fine tune the scanning operation. Also added right click context menu to quickly perform tasks such as Unhide, Delete, Open, Scan Online using Google Search/VirusTotal etc.
Version 1.0: 25th Jun 2013
First public release of HiddenFileFinder
FREE Download Hidden File Finder v8.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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