Hidden File Tool
Hidden File Tool is a tiny and portable piece of software that comprises powerful tools for locating files on your computer, according to their attributes. It targets first-time and experienced users alike.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can just drop the executable file somewhere on the hard drive and run it directly.
As an alternative, you can save Hidden File Tool to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any computer with minimum effort.
More importantly, the Windows Registry does not get entry updates, and files do not remain on the hard disk after program removal.
The interface of the application is plain and intuitive. The "what you see is what you get" concept applies to Hidden File Tool, since there are no other options available, aside from the ones displayed in the primary window.
Once a location is selected via the folder view, you can filter files by type (Microsoft Office, general images, or applications and scripts) and specify attributes (hidden, system, read-only, archive), in order to initialize the searching procedure.
The results list shows the file path, type and attribute for each item. In the following step, you can delete one or more selected files from the list or the computer, or apply new attributes to them.
Hidden File Tool barely uses CPU and system memory, so it doesn't interfere with the runtime of active processes. It has a good response time and performs a search task rapidly and without errors. We haven't experienced any problems in our tests. Although it has not received recent updates, Hidden File Tool supplies users with a simple and effective method to locating files and modifying their attributes.