How to View and Access Hidden Folders on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 | Show Hidden Directories

This post demonstrates a step-by-step process of viewing and accessing hidden folders on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 without the need to root the device or use a third-party software. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Hiding Files and Folders in Samsung Mobile Devices

Aside from the Secure Folder, Samsung devices also integrate system commands that will hide private directories and contents. These features play a vital role especially if you’re not the only one using your device. In cases like this, hiding and unhiding confidential information in specific directory is most likely part of your routine, every time you use your device or lend it to others.

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Depicted in this context is the process of viewing hidden files and folders on the Galaxy Tab S6. The entire process does not require any third-party software and thus, it’s definitely very easy. And here’s how you do it.

Easy Steps to View and Access Hidden Folders on the Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following shows the actual screens and menus of the Galaxy Tab S6. These steps are also applicable to other Samsung smartphones and tablets that are running the same Android version as that of the Tab S6.

  1. Start by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen.

    Performing this gesture will launch the Apps viewer that highlights different app icons and shortcut controls.

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  2. Locate and then tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will let you access the main settings menu of your device.
    Listed on this menu are basic and advanced features you can turn on or off.

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  3. Tap Device Care to proceed.

    Device optimization features such as battery, storage, memory and security will show up on the next screen.

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  4. To access internal directories, tap Storage.

    On the next screen, you will see a list of the main folders or directories for documents, images, videos, audios, and apps.

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  5. Tap Advanced to view additional storage settings.

    Another screen opens with memory usage details and other relevant items.

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  6. Select Files to continue viewing all internal files and data.

    The next screen will be populated with system folders and downloaded files.

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  7. Tap the quick menu icon represented by a triple-dot figure on the upper-rightmost corner of the display.

    A pop-up menu opens with a list of additional options and settings.

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  8. Tap Settings to proceed.

    The My file settings menu opens next.
    Here, you will see file settings for cloud accounts and other file management features you can customize.

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  9. To view hidden folders and files, tap to turn on the switch next to show hidden system files.

    On the My files screen, a list of folders with a dot before their respective names will appear.
    These are the hidden or secret folders on your tablet.

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  10. To view the contents of these folders, simply tap to open them individually.

    Once you're done looking for and using any of the hidden files, you can hide the folders again.

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  11. To hide the folders, just tap the quick-menu icon again then tap Settings to get back to the My Files settings menu. Then, toggle the switch to turn off the Show hidden system files again.

    All folders with dotted filenames will then disappear from the internal storage section.
    This means that those folders are once again in a hidden state.

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  • Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

If you wish to view any of the hidden folders again, you can turn the feature back on at any time by navigating through the same menus and settings on your device.

Alternative Tools for Hiding Folders

For augmented security of your hidden folders, you can use a third-party app to hide and lock files and folders with a password, PIN, pattern or fingerprint. Other professional security tools are even capable of encrypting locked files and therefore offer better and tighter information security.

Hope this helps!

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