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folder option problem

Q: folder option problem

I have a strange problem on win xp SP3. I check the: tools-folder options-'hide extensions for known file types' and 3 or 4 times a day, without a restart or logoff/logon, windows folders will start showing all file extensions. The time intervals are random. I have bitdefender as antivirus. Is this possibly a 'security' measure taken by windows or my antivirus? Thanks

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All my windows are opening in new window. I want to open them in same window.
I check the option in folder option properties , but it does not seems to be working.
can any body help ?
best regards
Nadeem
 

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my computer did not show the hidden folder i have clean all the virus from my computer but still i am unable to show the hidden file and folder pls help me

A:folder option problem

First (to rule things out), make sure you have "display the contents of system folders" and "show hidden files and folders" checked, and "hide protected operating system files" UNchecked.

Someone had a malware that made hidden and superhidden file settings unavailable a
few months back. I ended up digging out the registry keys and writing a registry script for him.
If you're still experiencing the problem, try the registry script in the other thread.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ns-296522.html

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Hi sir,

Folder Option is not appearing
Task manager & Start-> Run Menu, Registry Editor not appearing

i am getting Error
Task manager has been disabled by Administrator

Looking for good answer
Kannan

A:Folder option problem

Hello RAKannan,

Your problem could be caused by malware on your system. It os quite common for malware to disable the task manager and other programs and options. See the link below.

http://www.pchell.com/support/taskmanagerdisabled.shtml

I recommend that you go through the steps listed in the malware removal forum. Please follow all steps.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

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I have a problem in retrieving files and folders that I hid. Folders and files are still hidden even after I clicked the radio button in front of show hidden files and folders in the view menu under folder option window. I suspect that this is due to the same virus which has infected already also causing drives to disolay "open with" window when double clicked it. I was opening my drives through Windows explorer instead. But I still need the double click option. Is there a way to remove this virus and to get my PC back to the original healthy state. Unfortunately I have not created a restore point recently. It would be a great help if somebody can supply a solution for this.
 

A:Problem in Hidden Folder option

If you have a virus, scan with your AV and remove it. Use another online scan, just to be sure, like TrendMicro. And since most bad guys are not viruses, you also need to scan with at least 2 anti-malware programs.

Free anti-malware scanners:
A-Squared
Spybot S&D
RunScanner
Ad-Aware 2007
SuperAntiSpyware
Spyware Eliminator
Emco Malware Destroyer
Spyware Doctor
Arovax Anti-spyware
Trend-Micro Rootkit Buster
F-Secure Blacklight
Bootzilla (Bootable anti-malware CD with many other tools.)
List of freeware security software
 

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Hello,
I am having problems with my comp. I got a virus from somewhere, i don't know. I then went in to safe mode and scanned my comp using AVG. I got some infections and they were moved to quarantine. I then formatted my comp to be sure that no viruses were left behind. Now after formatting, i still have 2 problems:

1. Whenever i click on any drive in my computer, it opens in a new window.

2. When i goto my computer-tools-folder options-view and when i uncheck Do not show hidden files and folders and after clicking on OK, it again cheks that option. I tried many times and as soon as i click ok, it again checks the option, and hidden files are not shown.

Please help me, i really need to get rid of this and want my comp to behave normally.

Waiting for replies.....

Thanking you.

Here is the Log:


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Piyush at 11:47:54.77 on Fri 08/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1527.1044 [GMT 5.5:30]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) post #2301605 0

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Inte... Read more

A:Problem with Drives and Folder Option

BUMP

Please help me....

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hi

i

when i go to folder and chose orgnaize by size i see no details the size of the folders the size column of the files is displayed but the folders isnt

although the last change and type is displayed

how to fix/?

A:folder's display option problem

Folders typically don't show sizes. Only the files do. It sounds like what you are seeing is normal. I'm not aware of any way to show a folder size in the SIZE column unless you use third-party software. Try this: http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/

Mike

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Hello

When I double click C Drive, I see that..

How can i fix that?

I tried to see hidden files by enabling Show Hidden Files & Folder in Folder Option. But i couldn't change the Folder Option settings.

Please Help me
 

A:Drive Opening Problem & Folder Option Problem

try reset the mouse options in control panel
 

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When I open any folder on the system by clicking on it, a box pops up that says that the content cannot be displayed offline, and it gives me the option of "Connect" or "Stay Offline".
If I just select "Stay Offline", it opens the folder and displays the files fine.
I thought it may be a setting in the "desktop.ini" file that is present in so many folders designating the background for each folder, but there is no desktop.ini file in some of the folders.
What is causing this?

OS: WinXP w/ SP2
 

A:? File association or folder option problem ?

This is a possible malware infection. (Vundo??)

Download, install and run HiJackThis

Then, copy/paste the created LOG file back here in a reply post for review.
 

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Hello and good day to you.

I am having a problem with this computer. First of all, this is my office computer and lots of staff sharing this computer. That's mean i can only run whatever instructions that you gave me after the office hour. And I can assure you that all of the software in this computer are legal unless somebody installed a crack/pirate software without my permission.

Okay, back to the problem with this computer. I found the following problem before I decided to get your help.Antivirus not appear at the bottom right of the screen (near to the clock)

Missing "Folder Option" at the folder tool's menu

Unable to run msconfig

Unable to run regedit
USB thumb drive will be infected after plug-in into this computer. The files inside it will disappear (hidden)
Some folder have Folder Icon with the same name inside it

Some folder have "New Folder" Icon inside it



Here is the result from DDS:


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Admin at 8:41:45.92 on 17/02/2011
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3327.2664 [GMT 8:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svc... Read more

A:Missing folder option, AV not appear and lots of problem

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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While Spybot's TeaTimer is an excellent tool for the prevention of spyware, it can sometimes prevent tools from fixing certain things.
Please disable TeaTimer for now until you are clean. TeaTimer can be re-activated once your logs are clean.Open Spybot Search & Destroy.
In the Mode menu click Advanced mode if not already selected.
Choose Yes at the Warning prompt.
Expand the Tools menu.
Click Resident.
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My laptop had been infected by the Brontok.C worm and i already get rid of it... but i found out that this worm had also take my Folder Option in the Tools option at the toolbar gone with it.. how can i restore it back?.. as there is many hidden files in my laptop that i couldnt reveal anymore...help me

A:The 'folder Option' In The Tools Option Dissappear!

Are you comfortable with making edits in the registry? Back up your registry FIRST!
Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

the "NoFolderOptions" should have a value of =dword:00000000

My guess is yours has a value of =dword:00000001

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Hello my name is kslim

So I don't know when since my computer's hidden folder doesn't hidden anymore
the folder should be in semitransparent but it doesn't look like it
I've check the folder option and yet it didn't solve the problem

Any help would be grateful for me
Thanks

A:Folder Option problem - Hidden folder is not Hidden

Hello kslim,

You should be able to use step 5 or step 7 in Option Two below to set the folder's attribute to hide.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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I have accidentally set the folder of my program file to music folder, when I wanted to change it back there wasn't a "Customize this Folder" option available. No I am very annoyed by this. Please teach me how to change it back to default.

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Yea, I've had this problem too when making folders. For seemingly no reason at all they just lose their customize tab.

If you really want it back, just make another folder named "Program Files" in another directory, then move all the files into it (Make sure you get hidden ones too) and then delete the old program files folder and move the new one into the old directory on the C drive or wherever you had it before.

Make sure the old folder is empty though and that you don't miss anything!

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Hello,
I am having a peculiar problem on my Windows 7 64-bit, which I noticed this week. Within the "Videos" folder, if I create a folder called "temp", I am not able to create any sub-folder within it through the right click menu. Picture attached. Now the funny thing is, if I create a sub-folder within it (thru linux since my laptop is dual boot), I can see everything in linux (files and folders). If I go back to Windows, the sub-folder is not visible. Only files are visible.

If I change the name of the main folder from "temp" to anything else, the sub-folders are then visible and so it the menu option.

This is not happening anywhere else on the disk, only within "Videos/temp". I have other folders within "Videos" and they behave fine.

Any thoughts?

A:No "Create new folder" option for a specific folder within Videos

Interesting, I don't even get New in the first context menu drop down for any folder created under Videos. This is on Windows 10, so there is something going on there (7, 8 and 10) that Microsoft thinks is important or useful.

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New Folder option has disappeared? Weather I right click on the desktop or try to open new folder option in
explorer the Folder will not open.

Can anyone help on this issue.
Ernie Sigmon
edited out by moderator
 

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Keep getting same message"The file does not have a programme association for performing this action.Create an association in the folder options panel".How does one do this?
 

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can some one pleas tell me how to make all my folder open up with large icons? so i wont have to do this every time i open one. or make a new folder?
 

A:folder option help

Make the changes that you want in Windows Explorer, and then go to "Organize" and the Folder and Search Options, then the View tab and then select "Apply to ALL folders".

When you start Windows Explorer again you should now have the selected changes.
 

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Hai,
I am using XP and I was not able to view folder option. I think it was because a virus. Also now I am not able to install my motorola modem which was uninstalled previously automatically. Please help me to get rid of these viruses or other things which I think, is causing the prblm.

A:No Folder Option!

Click on Spyware Cleaning link in my signature and follow the steps . . be patient, the security folks are very busy

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Hi All,

In Vista Folder Option I Not Find A File Types Tab. I Want To Create A New File Type There Also Want To Add Command Prompt In Folder Context Menu. Well I Know It Can Be Possible Via Registry. But It Is Very Complex, Is Vista Change The File Type Tab To Another Menu? Where?

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Originally Posted by Jeet Chowdhury




Hi All,

In Vista Folder Option I Not Find A File Types Tab. I Want To Create A New File Type There Also Want To Add Command Prompt In Folder Context Menu. Well I Know It Can Be Possible Via Registry. But It Is Very Complex, Is Vista Change The File Type Tab To Another Menu? Where?



It has been moved:
Click the "Start Orb"Click "Default Programs"Click "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" (it can take a few minutes to load this list)But generally, if you double-click an unknown file type, you will get the "Windows cannot open this file" dialog. Select the option "Select a program from a list of installed programs" and click "OK":

You will then be presented with the "Open With" window. Click "Browse", and locate the program that you could like to use to open the file:

You can also specify a description of the file type, or to always use the specified program to open the file.

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I want to hide some of files from my drive.Thought of folder option but any one can unhide those things .I heard that it floder option can be earsed by editing registry.Can anyone help me to do this.

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try this method

i. run -> gpedit.msc
ii. User Configuration
iii. Administrative template
iv. Windows Component
v. Windows explorer
vi. In right panel, double click on"remove folder option menu item from tools menu"
vii. Select 'enable' -> apply
viii. ok

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Dear Member,
I,am having a problem with my windows XP proffesional edition .Folder Option in control panel is not showing i cant access the folder option from tool menu too ..if any one knows abt this plz replay

thanks
giju

A:Folder Option

Welcome to BC! Let me make sure I understand the situation. If you go to Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options what happens? Anything? Error message?Or when you go to: Start > Control Panel make sure you are in Classic View and not Category View by looking at the column on the left. Do you see Folder Options there? What happens when you double click on it?

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When i open any drive and click on Tools--Folder options--View when i select "show hidden files and folders off and then apply" after that it showing selection of "do not show files and folders... plz help me

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Hi

I am using windows xp sp2 my question is that whenever i try to open folder option windows displays a message "The operation has been cancelled due to restrication in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" how can i solve this problem
waiting for your replay
 

A:folder option

Is this PC at home or work? Are you logging into a domain?

Rollin
 

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folder option can not display in tools and control panel

A:Folder Option

Hello,

could you provide some more details to the problem?

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Hello

Just recently My folder option is gone. I dont know how to make it come back. Does virus or spyware got to do with it? Please advise, I dont want to reinstall the whole OS
thanks
 

A:Folder option is gone

[url]http://www.tweakxp.com/article36827.aspx[/url]

This is a strange bug in Windows XP Pro but it can and does happen to everyone. When you open the My Computer screen and your Documents folder is missing but all the other users folders are there try this tweak.

STEP 1:

START > RUN > REGEDIT >

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / Microsoft / Windows / Current Version / Explorer / DocFolderPaths

Once you click the DocFolderPaths folder you should see all the user's folders.

STEP 2:

Add a new string value

Value Name: your user name

Value Data: the path to your docs folder ( ex. C:\Documents and Settings\your docs folder )

Exit Registry editor and open my computer, your docs folder should now be visable.

I hope this helps those of you stranded with this problem!Click to expand...
 

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when ever i turn off my pc. and then turn it on. all my folder option go back to the way they were before. plus my when i click on a folder it always opens in minimize and not max. i have tried all kinds of things. and nothing helps. does any one know how to fix this? I'm running vista premium
 

A:folder option?

Have you set up a folder the way you want it and then gone into the Folder Options and under the view tab clicked on apply to all folders for the folder type? If you have, there's a problem, if not, that's how.

Not sure on the min/max problem. It used to be that you could open a system folder and size it to what you wanted and then close it and maybe repeat once and the new open size would be in effect but I haven't dealt with Valveesta in that regard yet.
 

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Will try to explain. I have a folder on my desktop called Forums with several forums listed. When I clicked on a forum, the forum page used to display on TOP of my Forum Folder but now the forum page comes up underneath my folder and I have to click off my folder to see the page. Really annoying. I've checked my folder settings but don't know what I have to change. Hope you can help.
 

A:Folder Option

I don't know of any user setting that controls that.
If these are Internet Explorer shortcuts in the folder -- this is worth a shot though.

Close all Internet Explorer windows.

Run regedit and navigate to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

In the right pane right click on Window_Placement and delete it.

Then open IE shortcuts and see if the behavior has changed.

You can also reconfigure the folder size itself to a smaller window and then close it. It should then reopen as the smaller window and the page focus should then bring to the top whatever you click the mouse on.
 

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Hi everybody!


I am using winxp professional in my system.I have a problem in my system Folder option is not showing.
Even i reinstalled winxp professional also.But my problem didn't rectify.


Thanks for replay

A:Folder option

Could you please explain alittle more in detail what your issue is?

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my computer has problem, i cant see hidden file, when ever i choose show all files in folder option, it come back to dont show hidden or system file.
how to resovle this problem ?

A:Folder option

try going to the control panel - folder options - views and change it there.

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hai friends:

i could not able to "folder option" sub menu in "tools" menu and controle panel also.i m having many confedential files in my system.i have hiden those files.by using "folder option" only i can see the files .

and also i could not able to see "run command" in start button,i have checked "start menu properties".there also i cant able to see run command.

plzzzzzzzzzz any one help me to solve thess problems

A:folder option

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Taskbar and Start Menu -> Start Menu -> Customize -> Advanced
Scroll down the Start Menu Item list and make sure Run Command is checked.

That should restore your Run. . .

You can reach Folder Options through the Control Panel.

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folder option is not available in the tools menu on the menu bar.how can i make it view.
 

A:folder veiw option

This older thread may be of assistance
 

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I have tried to attempt to get my new folder option on the right click but with no luck. My default is the same as shown in the steps taken in a previous question answered(D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719). My only issue is that when i try the second
option with skydrive, i don't have the folder.fix file in my skydrive. How do i go about getting the new folder option back if both of these options don't help me? Is there any other way?????

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how to enable folder option....?cant c it in tools menu...

A:Folder Option Issue

Hello

Go to the following site and run # 129

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Instructions to merge can be found at the top of the page.

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i dont know what happened but the "folder option"was missing in the control panel..and it is also disabled in "Organize" button. Any idea?? i cant even search for my hidden files..

A:Folder Option Missing

Hello Rigz,

You could try one of the methods in the tutorial below to enable Folder Options to see if that was the issue.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi my friends,

I got a embrassing problems with my notebook. Mine was seemed to be infected by some viruses & spywares. After deleting these files I found that ``Folder Option`` in explorer tool bar disappeared. I don`t know how to reveal it back.

So,pls kindly instruct me how to make it with your suggestions. ( My current Windows is Xp Pro version )

Thanks a lot.

A:Lost ``Folder Option``

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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hey brothers pls help me....my system s folder option is missing...m not able to open task manager, it says task manager disabled by administrator....m using latest AV mcafee 2008 total security....pls bros help me ....

A:Folder option missing...!!!!!!

It sounds like you've been hit by some nasty spyware or virus program.

The fixes below will allow you back into your system areas, but they will not fix your spyware infection!!! After running, follow the 5 steps to clean your system and post a HJT log.

To run, download the file (.reg file) and double click. When prompted, click "Yes". For some files you may need to reboot before the changes takes affect. If McAfee flags them as dangerous, ignore McAfee. They are safe but modify the system the same way some viruses might, so they might be caught by your AV scanner.

Re-Enable Task Manager (.reg)

Re-Enable Folder Options (.reg)

If you are locked out of any more system areas you can find a full list of these fix files here.

Again, these files will not fix your spyware infection, just re-enable your access to your system areas so you can clean your system. Please Read and Follow the 5 Steps to clean your system and post a HijackThis log. The HijackThis analysts will take a look at your logs and help you remove the spyware that caused you to lose access to your system areas. Please post your HJT log in the Hijackthis Forum in a new thread and not here in this thread.

BMR777

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Hi, ive had this problem for awhile, and i dont know why it happened. so basically, when i try to save a file from problems and reach the part where you ask you where to save. im not allowed to click anything, does anyone else have this problem or had this problem and know how to fix it?

A:no folder selection option?

Welcome back!

Click on "Start" type in "CMD" (Without quotes). Locate CMD.exe right click on CMD.exe then select "Run As Administrator" Now in the command prompt window type in then hit enter.



Code:
SFC /SCANNOW
This will attempt to check integrity of Windows system file, and replace any missing or corrupted system files. This will take some time. Reboot when done.
If the scans says it could not fix some corrupted files.

Go to Start/Computer/C:\Windows\logs\CBS.log copy and paste it to your desktop

On this thread and on your next post click on the "Go Advanced" button click on "Manage Attachments" Upload the CBS.log here.

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Someone pls help me out!
i got virus my computer and i clean with avg anti virus software but when i open my explore there is no folder option in the tools menu!!! You all know folder optin is very importance for user cause all virus are hidden and I can't view hidden file in my explore!!!
Help me out. How can i do?

 

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When I right-click in a directory and then click on ''New'' I no longer get the the option to create a folder. I get either ''shortcut'' or ''Briefcase''

Can someone help me correct this ?

A:Lost ''new folder'' option

See if this helps: New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

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Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anybody knows how we can set a specific "sort" format for each folder.

for example: "sort" the files in one folder by "type" and another folder by "Name"

any idea?

A:use different sort option in each folder

Jeff,
Look here for info on your sorting.

Also look under open right next to it...

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I am completely stuck....

Something happened in my folder option actions that I can not fix.

Under "file folder," the default for the action is "find" and i can not figure out how to turn it off because everytime i try to open a folder by double clicking, it opens a search screen instead of opening the folder. I tried to make a new one (explore and open) to fix it but when i tried a new action it corrupted everything and now won't let me delete it (greyed out).

Is there a way to reset the "folder" and "file folder" actions? I really do not want to reinstall xp. Is there a part of the registry that I can change.......please help!!!!
 

A:Folder option actions

Try this from Microsoft. Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
 

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Hi,
 
I have a HP desktop computer loaded with Windows 7 Home Editon and all of a sudden when I right click on a blank spot and the menu that opens and shows "New" no longer shows "Folder" as an option, but instead has "Briefcase" and "compressed (zipped) Folder, but no "Folder".
 
This one has stumped lot's of experts, and before i have to wipe out every thing on my computer and reload Windows 7, does anyone have any idea of what happened to "Folder"?
 
Thanks for any help,
 
hamguy73

A:New Folder option missing.

hamguy73
In your post introducing yourself you mentioned accidently having that "lyric?" junk installed on your computer.
That stuff usually gets installed when you download some program, and do not uncheck the boxes asking if you want that junk installed also.
If you remember recently downloading something, that may be where that "lyric" junk came from.
Now,you may be able to get your "folder" option back by simply doing a "system restore" to a restore point prior to when you downloaded whatever brought you that "lyric" junk.
Hope this helps you out!

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hi , this is SAMRED and I got a problem to solve A(s) E(asy) A(s) P(ossible)

my problem is a common one , when I go to Menu-bar and click (Tools > Folder option) and then the folder option window appears ..... and I try the option "Show/Dont show hidden folder and files" ...... but they dont work ........

I had this problem b4 and I had to reinstall Widows XP and thus the problem went away ...... because , later on the "folder option" totally disappears from my PC and "tool" option in the menubar creats big problems !!!

but I dont wanna reinstall my system for this problem anymore , I simply wanna solve this problem in my very existing system ...... HOW DO I DO THT ?

one of my frnds suggested me abt using "COMBOFIX.EXE" ...... DO I HAVE TO DO THT ?!

A:"folder option" - in the menu bar

Hi SAMRED,

Welcome to the forums.

I wouldn't try COMBOFIX just yet. Let's try to find out a little more about your problem first.

Which version of XP and Service Pack are you running? Is there a possibility of low available RAM (memory) or disk space?
Have you had any problems with virus or other malware? It could be a sign of lingering malware. There are folks here that can help, we just need to know more.

Please post back when you can.

Bill253

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The option - hide extension for known file type change itself to unticked after I ticked the box and click ok. How to fix this?

A:Folder Option Keep Changing Itself.

Hello TheChronix,

There's also a checkbox option to hide or show know file extensions in the ribbon in File Explorer that's easy to click and check by mistake.

If that still doesn't help, then you might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may. It's the same in Windows 8 as well.
File Extensions - Hide or Show - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello There, Im new here and would first off like to say Hello and that you guys are great for helping out the way you do.

On to the issue..

I recently cleaned out a virus from my computer "Vundo.h" and some adware that i got from using IE which i will never do again by the way.. Im sticking to Firefox. Anyway After i cleaned this virus whenever i go to a folder and click Organize, the folder and search option is no longer highlighted. I am the administrator on this machine so i dont know why it would not be highlighted anymore other than (In theory) the virus edited my registry or policies, so that i could not see any hidden files on my system. Anyway is there a way to restore that. I tried system restore to no avale. Any help would be greatly appreciated

I thank you in advance
 

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hi friends!From Last 2weeks I am not able to make any changes in Folder option.Whenever I select the option to view my hidden files, the computer does not display my hidden files. One more thing that when I double click on drive icon it open in a new window but I have given the priority to "open a folder in same window".It means my Folder option is not working. Please advise me I have important data in my hidden files.Thanks.Necessary information: OS- Windows Xp Sp2, Folder Guard application is also installed for security of the folder.

A:Folder Option Not Working

Just noticed Folder Guard. In the meantime try thishttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421MarkSeeing how this is security software, I cannot and will not offer you a way to bypass it. Try contacting themhttp://www.winability.com/support/

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