How to Unhide a Folder in PowerShell (With Example)


You can use the following syntax to unhide a folder in PowerShell:

Set-ItemProperty -Path teams -Name Attributes -Value Normal

This particular example unhides the folder named teams in the current directory.

The following example shows how to use this syntax in practice.

Example: How to Unhide a Folder in PowerShell

We can use the Dir statement with the -Directory parameter to view all folders in our current directory:

Dir -Directory

The following screenshot shows how to use this syntax in practice:

This returns the names of two folders in our current directory.

To check if there are any hidden folders in the directory, we can use the -Hidden parameter:

Dir -Directory -Hidden

The following screenshot shows how to use this syntax in practice:

We can see that there is one hidden folder named teams in our current directory.

We can use the following syntax to unhide this folder:

Set-ItemProperty -Path teams -Name Attributes -Value Normal

The following screenshot shows how to use this syntax in practice:

PowerShell unhide folder

Notice that when we run the Dir statement again the teams folder appears this time since it is no longer hidden.

Note: You can find the complete documentation for the Set-ItemProperty in PowerShell here.

Related Tutorials

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in PowerShell:

PowerShell: How to Show Hidden Files
PowerShell: How to Get File Name from Path
PowerShell: How to Get Last Folder in Path

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