there hidden for a reason and are mostly system files and folder. By removing these your computer wouldnt work, You can view then by opening a window, selecting folder options then on the screen you will see show hidden files.
Go to control panel classic view, and double click "folder options". Open the view tab and check the box that says"show hidden files and folders". If you want to look at hidden system files then on the same view tab check the box that says "display the contents of system folders. You can't screw up too bad with the first option, but the system folders could make your OS get ruined and you could lose your data. I don't know how proficient you are, but I suspect if you have to ask where to find them, you probably shouldn't be messing around in the system folders for anything other than a look see. If you are having a problem with a hidden file or folder, that you need to delete or change, post back with specifics. Someone on here will be glad to guide you through it.
I agree with Payton. Unless you know 100% what you're doing I don't recommend you go about messing with hidden or system files. I even turn off the display of system files on my computer to keep me from accidentally messing something up.
I read that there are files on our computers that make it so anyone that knows about them can incriminate you if they wanted, or track your internet surfing or what other things you do on your computer. But if this is true than how can I find out where these files are and get rid of them and "know" they are gone??
Download Spybot Search and Destroy v. 1.3. Start it in advanced mode from the all programs menu. On the left bar click on settings. Then click on file sets in the new window. Check the boxes "usage tracking" and "tracks.uti". Run the scan. When it has finished check every box and hit "fix problems". This will clean your system of all usage history and saved passwords. The files you delete with any program are still on your hard drive until they are overwritten even though the system has deleted them. Defragging your hard drive after you run the S&D will make most unreadable. What's left would take some serious software to get to, so don't worry. Unless you're expecting a raid by INTERPOL or the FBI. If thats the case you need to do a DOD wipe and reinstall the OS. OR...you can keep your system on an external hard drive and a glass bucket of HCL next to your desk, that you can toss the hard drive into.