Is there anyway to unhide all files and folders in a folder?

by on September 17, 2012

Q: I am using Windows XP SP3. Once when I was really paranoid, I hid a major folder with subfolders and files. I retrieved the main folder, but now everything in the folder is hidden. I like to keep my desktop clean by hiding the ghostly temporary icons, but this of course hides everything in my main folder. What can I do to the main folder to un-hide everything in it. I’d really rather not spend the whole day un-hiding each one.