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Q: backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder

Hey Guys, I cannot find a soultion to this problem. I was using my desktop like normal then an error came up saying that there was a hdd failure, and that i needed to scan for errors. all my files disappeared and only this error would come up. There would be hundreds of the same msg spamed on my screen. I scaned my hdd for errors using my Bios/Advanced options and no errors came up. I decided to take out the hdd and put it into my External Hdd bay to hook up to my laptop to extract the data off it.

When i hooked it up to my laptop it showed up empty. I went into folder options and clicked on show hidden files and folders. Everything came up but it was grey/transparent. I then copied the files to another hdd for backup.

Then i formatted the hdd and put on a fresh new OS. Id like to mention i have a second internal drive that i use for backups but it wasnt backed up recently when this issue happen so i had to take out the main drive and use it as an external to back up onto another external drive.

so then when i click on my second internal drive after the reinstall of the new OS it shows empty i have to go in and show hidden files and folders.. now they show again transparent. also i plug in my external to get the recent back up and all those files are still transparent when i move them to my desktop that is freshly OS installed they are still grey/transparent and i have to keep the show hidden files and folders to view them.. so its all my music, pics, documents etc they are all greyed out..

i tried to copy my backup IE favs into my new IE browser and they wont show up because they are hiden it shows it copied to the favs folder but in ie i cannot view them if that makes any sense.

How do i correct this.. how do i make them real folders again and not transparent or hidden.. the folders and the stuff in the folders are all hidden and can only be viewed when i check show hidden files..

thanks

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A: backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder

Hello Spooky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to set the attributes of these files and folders to be unhidden to see if that may help.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,
In 'folder options' the action of 'show' and 'don't show' hidden files have got interchanged.

So, when I select 'don't show' hidden files are shown, and vice versa.

How to get this back to normal?
Thanks!

Royce.

Sent from my GT-I9103 using Tapatalk 2
 

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My ext.HDD don't show content of one of folders. It's not hidden! It start playing movies inserted in it when I try to play this folder with VLC player, but that is all what I'm able to do with it. I tried to check disk for errors bot none was found, have anyone idea what could be wrong? Thanks in advance Michal
 

A:Files in one folder on Ext.HDD don't show - not hidden

And we should play 20 questions as to WHICH directory??
 

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Hello!As i said in the topic, i'm missing the "show/hide hidden files" checkbox in folder settings. Most people suggest editing the registry key for it (at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advan ced\Folder\Hidden] ), but i don't have "Hidden" in the "Folder" directory of my registry.If you have any ideas how to fix this without reinstalling windows, it'd help a lot.Thanks in advance guys, i see that you are doing a very good job here.P.S. Found a fix after all (download http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/wp-conte...dersettings.reg , add to registry and then follow directions from any forum). Thanks anyways :)

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Hi,

I am guessing this will be either incredibly easy and I am missing something, or incredibly difficult to achieve.

But what I am wanting is to setup my system so that one partition has the ability to view all of the hidden windows files and folders and also hidden system files.

However at the same time for none other partitions on my PC to have this ability.

I can set this up affecting all paritions but there are some that I do not want this feature on.

I know I can laboriously keep switching it back and forth on the drive I want but I would not like to have to do this unless absolutely necessary.

So does anyone know any method that I can achieve what I am wanting.

Thanks
Anthony

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Is there any way in windows 7 the show hidden files and folder and show system files, however hide only desktop.ini's and thumbs.db? Don't need to seem them. Annoying.

A:show hidden files folders (exclude files)

Hello event3horizon,

The only way that I know of would be to have Show hidden files, folders, and drives selected (dotted), and to check the Hide protected operating system files box. Of course, all hidden protected OS files will hidden as well. Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
If you like, you could use the context menu from either step 2 or 3 in the tutorial below to quickly toggle to show or hide all hidden files when you like. This way you see them all when you want to, and none when you don't.Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all!

I'm having this weird problem in XP. I backed up a 2gb thumbdrive and zipped it up by winrar. The contents were a total of 1.40gb. When I view the zipped files through any compression program (winrar, 7zip, etc.), I can see the files and folders inside. But the weird part is, when I extract them, I can only see a few files and 1 folder available (I have multiple folders in the archive). Visibly, it showed only 200mb worth of files extracted. But when I right-click the folder in which I extracted the files to, it showed 1.40gb. I then thought files were hidden. When I clicked to show hidden files, still nothing. To make sure the "show hidden files" was working, I checked c:\windows folder and happened to see hidden files, while the folder with the extracted files still showed nothing. I did a virus scan and spyware scan on that specific folder. Nothing was found. But still, invisible files. How do I solve this?

I hope my explanation wasn't too confusing. I had this problem for months already.
 

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somebody pls help me
i got hit by some virus(trojan i think ) and try to run norton but notron cannot clean some suspect file. it show
- error opening (Access denied)[4] or
- error opening (folder locked)[4]
after running norton i found that 'folder options' from Tools command is diappear
i download and repaire registary as kiwiguy suggest

kiwiguy said:

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

Read the heading as to how to apply these Registry "fixes", and then scroll down to number 129 and click on it to download the registry script to correct this problem.Click to expand...

now i can see 'folder options' but cannot find 'show hidden file and folder' checkbox
pls help me, thank in advance!!!!
 

A:checkbox for "show hidden files and folders" disappear from folder option

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Hi, guys.

After my pc has been infected by the "bagle prague" (hldrrr/wintems/flec006/srosa) i got cleaned by a software called Regrun. But the malwares have left some problems on my pc. The main problem is : In Control Panel / Folder option / View, i canīt find the options related to "show hidden files". In this forum there is a solution already posted,but it didnīt solve my problem.
The member says to go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
and change the value into "group" My problem is : I do not have this last folder in the registry line ("hidden").
I mean, there is [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder] and in this folder ("folder") thereīs no "hidden" folder. So I canīt change the value of "hidden" īcause thereīs no "hidden". Help me please, thanks.
 

A:Option "show hidden files" in controlpanel->folder options disappeared

Greetings pokemon2005, Welcome To TSG

Show hidden files and folders - option missing or does not work
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/show-hidden-files-and-folders-option-missing-or-does-not-work/
 

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Hello friends,

I am in a bit of a bind. I simply clicked the "show hidden files" option on my C:/Users folder. Inside of 20 seconds, my libraries are all rearranged and none of my files are where I put them originally. They have seemingly vanished.

I downloaded ShadowExplorer and thankfully confirmed that I can still open my files when I refer back to an earlier restore point within the program, but when I go to restore the files, they don't go back to where I send them. I don't know where my files are, nor how to access them outside of this ShadowExplorer program.

I did try a regular 'ol Windows system restore, but those don't affect files, so the problem remains. Anyone have any idea what the hell I did and how I might go about fixing it?

Thank you immensely for your consideration.

A:Show hidden files --> Files now missing

Hello Snapdragon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, see if checking the "don't show hidden files" option will revert them back to how you had them before.

Double check the libraries to make sure that the folders you had included in them are still included.

In addition, see if setting each library to View -> "Sort by -> Name", "Group by -> (None)", and "Arrange by -> Folder" may reveal them.File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hello All,

I would like to remove the 30 or so files that are now showing on my desktop since selecting to "Show Hidden files"

They are all old excel and word documents but not sure if removing them would cause an issue

What are they/how are they created?

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Office 2007

Thanks!

A:What are ~$ files that appear on desktop when hidden files show

As far as I'm aware they are desktop .ini files that are written to the desktop whenever you make a change to the file so that the file/folder remembers the change.

If you delete the .ini file it will return to its default settings.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001060.htm

Is there any particular reason why you want to show hidden files? Obviously, they are hidden for a good reason.

Try this workaround if you insist on showing hidden files:

Enable Show hidden files, folders and drives but make sure that Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) is checked.

This will keep the desktop.ini hidden while showing other hidden files.

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I just recently updated my windows XP to SP3. My problem is to show hidden files. I have tried many times using windows explorer, select Tools then Folders Option then select View tap click shows hidden files. Every time it fail to show hidden file. When I check again the View tap I discover that it has set back to Do not show hidden files. It seems to me that windows do not allow me to set this. For your information this PC is my own PC and i share it with my housemates so i am the administrator of the PC. Besides that i have installed AVG antivirus program.
Pls help
 

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I believe this happened awhile ago with an old virus, but I cannot show my hidden files. When I go into folder options there is only the File Types tab, nothing else. I think I need to show hidden files so that I can remove a nasty form of the Security Tools virus. I saw something about it in another post, and I can't make my hidden folders show up.

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Hey i got trouble with my dad's laptop .. it cannot show hidden files due to some sort of virus... i cant even set the clock (it changes back automatically) and whats worse... the update for my antivirus also not working due to it...

I try to scan using kaspersky v7 .. nothing works.. it cannot detect due to the system files also cannot be shown ... i even try go to the regedit and change its binary digits (based from the google search) .. its not working...

so im planning to format it.. but it wud be great if i cud solve it w/out having to format it... thanx for any suggestions :)

A:Cannot show hidden files

Hello d_animality

Why don`t you ask for help in our Virus Help Forum?

Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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Thanks in advance for those who would help me. =)

So, as what the topic title says, I can't show/view hidden files. I tried doing the "Folder Options->View->Hidden Files and Folders->Show hidden files and folders", and still, it didn't work. Well, it partially did, but I could only see one folder showing up when in fact there are plenty of folders hidden. I don't know how or why my folders suddenly became hidden (I think it's because of this autorun virus which I believe I deleted already).

Please help me. I'm not really good at these things, so please describe what I'll do in layman's terms. Thanks again.

A:Can't Show Hidden Files

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time... Read more

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As an administrator, I thought I was telling Windows to allow me to show hidden files for all files under a given user.  Turned out I made them hidden.
 
Questions...
 
How do I view hidden files.  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7 doesn't seem to be correct as I do not even see the typical "Windows" start icon.
 
The user has done nothing, and I have all their "my docs" backed up.  Should I just remove the user (and presumably the files will be removed) and start over?
 
 
Thanks!

A:Show hidden files

Hi again Notion
There's a difference between hidden files and system files. To view hidden files, you need to check Show hidden files, folders and drives in the Folder Options. From there, if you want to see the system files you need to unchecked Hide protected operating system files (recommended). Then you'll see every files and folders on your system.

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Hi

My hidden files do not show. How can it be solved? Please suggest me.

A:My hidden files don't show

Hi

My hidden files do not show. How can it be solved? Please suggest me.

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Is there a way to set a hotkey which will change the windows show hidden files setting? If theres a way to do that in a .bat file, I can make a shortcut to it and setup the hotkey that way "CTRL + SHIFT + Something". Any suggestions?
 

A:Show hidden files

Jarrad said:

Is there a way to set a hotkey which will change the windows show hidden files setting? If theres a way to do that in a .bat file, I can make a shortcut to it and setup the hotkey that way "CTRL + SHIFT + Something". Any suggestions?Click to expand...

I don't think so, but maybe.

A shortcut on your desktop to folder options would be just as easy.
 

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How do you verify that Windows is configured to show hidden files and protected operating system files?
 

A:Show hidden files

Here is a slick trick

Go to your start menu and click on Help and Support
In the search type " show hidden files" and hit enter.

#2 in the list is Display Hidden files and folders

The screen on the right tells you where to find and modify this information. Its the same place for showing system files.
 

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Why i cant Show my hidden files?
Tools>folders option and check show hidden files and i click apply and ok.
but i open folders option,it still "do not show hidden files and folder".
anyone know why?
 

A:Why I cant Show my hidden files?

You have or had some malware that corrupted the Windows registry. You should take a look in our security forums before attemting to fix this.
 

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The problem is when I select "Show hidden files and folders" in View in Folder Options > Click Apply and OK

Hidden files dont show, and when I go back to change it again, the option is set to "Do not show hidden files and folders"

any ideas on how to fix this?
 

A:Hidden files will not show

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Hello everyone, i am in the process of trying to install forefront client security and I keep getting failed installations. So i tried to view my hidden files and folders but it would not work. I have a logfile that i created using hijackthis. if anyone could help me that would be great. I know there is a fix out there, i just need to know where to find it. thanks

A:cannot show hidden files

What happens when you try to view hidden files?

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i have a file that that i by right clicking and selecting properties then clicked to hide this folder and sub folder, after that i go to folder options and go to view now i select view hidden files and click apply then ok or just ok and i go and check where i should have the file and still does not appear i go back to folder options and it shows that it is still selected at donot show hidden files, i tryed that may times from the control pannel but it never stays on show hidden folders, i know that the addres of the folder is D:\a-CDOTAKU\ANIME\ANIME FLOW and once i get ther i right click and go to properties then i uncheck the option to hide folders and apply it to all subfolder and they are there but the real problem is that why cant the show hidden files option stay on and in many cases after applying that option windows explorer crashes and restarts to solve the problem. my pc is windows vista ultimate 32bit and i have 750Gbs of hardrive, 4gigs ram, and [email protected](this is the PC where i have the problem)
 

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I Cant Show The Hidden Files On My Pc -_-

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No Matter I Check Show Hidden Files Box 
Its Retruning To Un Checked Box -_-
Need Help

A:Win 8 x64 Cannot Show The Hidden Files .

Go to Start (tiles screen) > Type Folder Options > Go to View > Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
 
If the search result doesn't show Folder Options click Settings in the location colomn on the right.

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I am running XP on a Toshiba and use Norton Internet Security 2008. I had set it to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" in Folder Options, in Control Panel. Inexplicably, that setting changed by itself and, now, when I manually click on "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and then "Apply", the change does not happen and I cannot view some of my folders (i.e. "Local") . Moreover, my system will not allow itself to be restored to an earlier point in time under System Restore.

I urgently need advice how I can get "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and "System Restore" working again!
 

A:Show Hidden Files

kzitil, For the hidden files problem go to the link below and scroll down to line 155 (left column) and right click on "Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/Folders", choose Save Target As and save it somewhere you can easily find it. Double click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

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

Have you tried doing a System Restore in the safe mode option with the Command prompt in Windows XP?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

Tufenuf
 

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Hi, My hidden files can't be seen even when i change the setting from do not show to show. After i press ok, it resets to Do not Show, and i can't change that.

Help is appreciated.
 

A:Hidden Files don't show

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Hi gentle guys,I have been thru the guidelines in "Am I infected" forum to clean my PC which seems infected still. I was directed by the assistants there to do a Hijack and post it here. I have done Hijack using RSIT and here is the log. Please take a look and kindly advise me what to do. Thank you so much in advance.Logfile of random's system information tool 1.06 (written by random/random)Run by Don at 2009-04-11 16:53:16Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3System drive C: has 1 GB (6%) free of 20 GBTotal RAM: 511 MB (33% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:53:22 PM, on 4/11/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\ACD Systems\EN\DevDetect.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\RK Launcher\RKLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\Alt+Q Hotkey.exeC:\Program Files\WinRoll\winroll.exe... Read more

A:USB drive and hidden files do not show up

Hi,I understand that you need help in order to get rid of the malware that is present on your system - But you need to help us first..I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it is finding.Then reboot.After reboot, open your Avira and select "reports".There doubleclick the report from the Full scan you have done. Click the "Report File" button and copy and paste this report in your next reply together with a new HijackThislog.Then we'll start from there, because it really makes no sense otherwise that we clean this up manually if an Antivirusscan is not present which should be able to deal with most and prevent further reinfection.

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Hi guys,

I'm having a problem currently and I'm not able to show hidden files and folders as the "hide hidden files and folders" setting kicks back into place instantly everytime I enable the Hidden files and folders to be shown in the Folder Options window.

I have a feeling that theres some virus around and I need help clearing them. I've tried ways to show the hidden files by using regedit, changing the value of "hidden" from 0 to 1. However, that has failed me.

Anyway, here's my HiJackThis Log. I hope you guys can help me out, thanks alot. =)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:09:28 PM, on 11/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Can't show Hidden files and folders

Please follow the instructs from this webpage:

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

You shall have a proper set of logs for us after that. Someone shall be along shortly

* Kindly note that threads without the proper logs would likely be ignored.

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hi,
i just noticed that the option of show hidden files has disappeared from the folder options menu...
i read on this forum to post a log of a scan of hijackthis...
i am attaching a log...
please if some one can help me

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how do you show all hidden files in XP please?

TIA
 

A:Solved: show hidden files

Did you mark this solved on purpose?
 

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Hi everyone,

Need some help with an interesting problem I'm having. I'm currently using a laptop with Windows XP installed. Both the choices for Show Hidden Files and Folders options are on for Folder Options. So, currently I can't see any of the hidden files. I included a screenshot of the problem.

Any idea on how to fix this? Maybe modifying a registry entry? Other buttons seems to work fine, except for the above mention problem. I tried to click on Restore Defaults, and the defaults are all restored except for this one.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Can't show hidden files and folders

Greetings zentana01, and Welcome to TSF!

For you to be able to 'see' the hiddens system folders, you will need to check the box marked "Display the contents of system folders".

Do this and they will be visible on your C: drive.

Windows? has this box unchecked by default, as it is considered to be 'dangerous' for the uninitiated to be tampering with the system folders, in case one is accidently deleted, which could render the O/S inoperable.

Hopefully this answers your question; if not, feel free to post back with any other queries/concerns.

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I have this strange thing happening. I'm using Windows XP. In Windows Explorer, in the Tools, Folder Options dialog box, when I select "Show hidden files and folders", then click Apply and OK, the hidden files and folders are not shown. When I go back into the dialog box, the option is not selected anymore. Instead it reverts back to "Do not show hidden files and folders".I quickly searched online and people are saying its a virus. I scanned the PC with Avast Antivirus, Eset Online, Trend Micro Housecall Online, Defender, AVG Anti Virus, Spybot, Ad-aware, Super Antispyware, Rougeremover, Panda Online, SDFix., Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Deckard's System Scanner. Besides tracking cookies, Avast was the only scan to find something. I used the "Delete" option when I was asked what to do. After the scans, the problem still occurs.I posted the Avast and Hijack this log below. Hope you can hlep. Thanks!31/03/2008 5:26:12 PM SYSTEM 580 Sign of "Win32:AutoRun-IC" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\40DC34F1.EXE\[NsPack]" file.31/03/2008 5:30:28 PM user 3304 Sign of "Win32:AutoRun-IC" has been found in "c:\auto.exe\[NsPack]" file.31/03/2008 5:33:32 PM user 3304 Sign of "Win32:AutoRun-IC" has been found in "c:\windows\system32\40dc34f1.exe\[NsPack]" file.31/03/2008 5:33:55 PM user 3304 Sign of "Win32:AutoRun-IC" has been found in ... Read more

A:Won't "show Hidden Files And Folders"

Hello sungod000I apologize for the delay in response as we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximizedextra.txt <- this one will be minimizedIf not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.Please copy (Ctrl+C) and past... Read more

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Hi, I have a problem with Windows XP when setting folder options. When I choose tools -> folder options -> view, then I checked "Show hidden files and folders " radio box, then Apply button and Ok but it does not show my hidden files. When I open the same window again it shows that "Show hidden files and folders" radio box is unchecked. I dont know what is the problem.

here is the fresh hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:32:46 AM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\inte... Read more

A:Problem with show hidden files

I again ran Panda Active scan and it has found viruses. So attached is the report

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Hi to all,

I'm a new user in this forum , first of all thanks to all for providing great services ,


i have so many problems in my pc, this problem was occurred due to online scanner , SHOE HIDDEN FILES in my pc is not working properly , i checked in registry Hkey Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced the checked value remains '0' after i put "1" ,i dont know what to do , please help me

i have also facing h elp.exe error and avbo.exe error and 'current security settings prohibit active x controls'

A:show hidden files is not working , pls help me

Hi, and welcome.

Rather than trip around in the registry, please do this....

Please follow MicroBell's 5 Step process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...tml#post342651

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

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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Hi guys,I'm having a problem currently and I'm not able to show hidden files and folders as the "hide hidden files and folders" setting kicks back into place instantly everytime I enable the Hidden files and folders to be shown in the Folder Options window.I have a feeling that theres some virus around and I need help clearing them. I've tried ways to show the hidden files by using regedit, changing the value of "hidden" from 0 to 1. However, that has failed me.Anyway, here's my HiJackThis Log. I hope you guys can help me out, thanks alot. =)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:09:28 PM, on 11/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32 ... Read more

A:Can't show Hidden files and folders

Hi,You are dealing with a flashdrive infection.I understand that you need help in order to get rid of the malware that is present on your system - But you need to help us first..I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it is finding.Then reboot.After reboot, open your Avira and select "reports".There doubleclick the report from the Full scan you have done. Click the "Report File" button and copy and paste this report in your next reply together with a new HijackThislog.Then we'll start from there, because it really makes no sense otherwise that we clean this up manually if an Antivirusscan is not present which should be able to deal with most and prevent further reinfection.

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I am preparing a script file to ... (?) Show hidden files, folders and drives
[ ] Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
I can successfully toggle ... "Show hidden files, folders and drives"

But I cannot find registry key and values for "Hide protected operating system files"

Thank you

A:Show all hidden files and folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
ShowSuperHidden

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HiI wasn't sure whether this was a general Windows problem, or a possible malware. I'm guessing the latter:I am a student at University, and about two days ago when logging onto a PC in the labs, I noticed a folder called 'desktop.exe' on the desktop (a folder, not an executable). I didn't bother with it, except to notice that it looked odd, and I plugged in my flash drive. Windows recognized and labeled it as the H drive. I had My Computer open and was browsing through my files, when I noticed a folder was generated in the root directory of my flash drive, called "H.exe". Unfortunately I was in too much of a rush to consider it, and the folder disappeared (it was probably set to 'hidden').I immediately thought my flash was infected with someone's homemade malware, but I had no choice other than to plug it into my laptop at home to do some work. I had almost forgotten about the problem, until I tried viewing hidden files and folders and found the "Show hidden files and folders" option remained unchecked no matter how many times I repeated its selection. Incidentally, on reading your tutorial http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-see-hidden-files-in-windows/, I found that "Hide protected operating system files" also does not remain unchecked when I select it.I have no problem other than the irritation of not being able to see my hidden files/folders. I have not noticed any folder called "C.exe" or such like on my laptop, thoug... Read more

A:Show Hidden Files And Folders?

Mod edit: New topic has been merged with the original. Please stick to the original topic--do not start a new topic after five days, rather just post a link to the one that is pending. PKI have reason to believe this is a malware problem, not a general Windows problem.I think I picked something up from my flash drive while at University. My hidden files and folders wont show when I tick the appropriate box (in folder options), and when I open my hard drives in My Computer, it opens them in a new window (which is odd) and tells me that "IEXPLORER.exe is attempting to access the internet".I also cannot 'view operating and system files' because the box remains unchecked.Please check out my log file below. I have done all the scans etc. in the guide-to-posting forum also. Thanks.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:12:11 PM, on 10/4/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin�... Read more

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This is my HijackThis log, hope you can inspect it and inform me. Thanks in advance ;)Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:21:40 PM, on 11/29/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exeC:\Program Files\Athan\Athan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exeC:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exeC:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7... Read more

A:Unable To Show Hidden Files

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.You are using Download Accelerator - DAP Be informed that it delivers popup/popunder ads, and tracks your internet usage. You can find safer alternatives here: http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=dlman#dlmanI suggest you remove it. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove itI see a clean log here, there are no signs of malware or anything that may cause the hidden file problems you are having. I recommend that you post your question in the following forum as you will recieve better help there. Let them know you have had your Hijackthis log checked, and it isn't a serious security issue.Windows XP Home and Professional

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I haven't used Vista but I am assuming it would have this same behavior. When I set Explorer to show hidden system files on Win7 Ultimate the desktop .ini icons show up on the desktop. I never saw this on any pre-Vista Windows. Is there a way to to hide just these 2 files as I really don't need to see them on the desktop? Could I move them somewhere else?

A:Show hidden Files in Win7

Hello Will, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can check the Hide protected operating system files box to hide those type of files, and leave Show hidden files, folders, and drives selected (dotted) to see only the hidden system files.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have two main issues.

I get a dos command box that opens up periodically and closes itself, and I can't show hidden folders/files.

The facts are these:
1. I have full admin permissions
2. When I try to show hidden files/folders and uncheck "hide system files and folders" and click ok or apply, nothing happens. When I go back to the folders options again, they are both back to the where they were.
3. When I try to run DSS, it crashes right after displaying cleaning up files.
4. I have uninstalled the ServU program (FTP program).

here's panda log:


Quote:




Incident Status Location

Virus:Trj/Lineage.GKZ Disinfected Operating system
Adware:adware/wupd Not disinfected Windows Registry ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Big DOS Box and Can't Show Hidden Files

Please follow MicroBell's 5 Step process - http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html.

You shall have a proper set of logs for us after that. Someone will be along shortly

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One of my friend's win2k system has no pagefile.sys on the C drive! I've turned on the setting for show system & protected files, nothing. I reset the setting for it in My Computer, Properties, 768 for both sizes, rebooted, nothing. I checked the registry's:
hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\session manager\memory management
and it matches another system that has a pagefile.sys.
This pc boots extremely slow and operates very slugishly when on. My friend had every version of spyware and adaware program on this computer some time ago, but we've since uninstalled all that. How can I get a pagefile.sys back on this system?
 

A:I have no pagefile.sys (show hidden files: ON)

pkokkinis said:

One of my friend's win2k system has no pagefile.sys on the C drive! I've turned on the setting for show system & protected files, nothing. I reset the setting for it in My Computer, Properties, 768 for both sizes, rebooted, nothing. I checked the registry's: ...
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The W2K system will not run without the pagefile.sys. Go to Advanced tab on your System Properties dialog box. Choose Performance options and under Virtual Memory choose Change. The next dialog box will tell you where pagefile.sys is located and the range of size permitted for it.
 

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hi guys
as you know in win8 if we want to show hidden file , we should go to view then option the change folder and search option then mark the show hidden filed.
is there another easy way to do this?for example add a option in right click menu?(in win 7 shawn posted a registry key that add show hidden file to right click menu but it does not work in win 8)

A:easy way to show hidden files

Hello Muiacir,

Yes, it will work in Windows 8 as well.

Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums

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I need to show Outlook Express 6 hidden files *.wab and/or *.dbx. This app shuts down all the time. Encountered a problem, must shut down. It has something to do with the Address book. I deleted all contacts & it worked again but only temporarily.

When I went to Tools View Folder Option & checked "show hidden files & folders" & uncheck "Hide system files (recommended)" then pressed "Apply" & "OK", I went back in and the option went back to "Do not show hidden files & folders".

Help.

A:Show Hidden Files Not Working

Welcome to BCCheck out the explanations herehttp://www.insideoe.com/files/wab.htmhttp://sillydog.org/mshidden.phpMark

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I am trying to see if I have a program called regedit.com in my files, but it only shows if hidden files show, and when searching it does not since when I search hidden files are not searched.

A:Hidden Files Will Not Show While Searching

when I search hidden files are not searched.In order to search for hidden files, do this:Click on Start, Search, All files and Folders Make sure under look in you have Local Hard Drives selected.Then scroll down and expand the More Advanced Options. Make sure there is a check mark by Search hidden files and folders as well as system folders. If there isn't click on the little white box to put one there. You might want to put a check by Search Subfolders as well. Your search results will now include hidden files and folders.Orange Blossom

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I have a file that I would like to have hidden from casual view, (nothing illegal or disgusting, just some important serial numbers) however, even though I have checked the box on the file properties to make the file hidden, it is plainly visible on the desktop! I am currently running SP2, and the only recent changes I've made recently were to add 1g of ram and upgrade graphics cards from ATI Radeon 9550 to Radeon Diamond X1600 Pro 512MB AGP. I would just delete the file, but I would like to have a backup in case I lose the disc I have this info saved on.

A:Hidden Files That Show Up On My Desktop

go to control panel --> folder options --> veiw tab --> check : do not show hidden files and folders.
of course anyone can reverse this process so a third party encryption software is safest.

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hi techspot,
i cant show the hidden files and folders since i change the value in the registry buts still it has no effect at all.whenever i click on the no hidden folders and change the value,and i will go back to the windows or close the registry, it has no effect.how am i suppose to delete the virus since it disable the show hidden files.
thanks and reply asap.
 

A:Show hidden files and folders

Go here: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and click on # 155.
 

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