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Show/don't show hidden files action in folder options have got interchanged.

Q: Show/don't show hidden files action in folder options have got interchanged.

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?


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Preferred Solution: Show/don't show hidden files action in folder options have got interchanged.

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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 th... Read more

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,

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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

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Win 7 Pro 64

Folder Options on my machine shows only the
Do not show hidden files, folders........ option.
The phrase is preceded with a button icon indicating
"selected" state. How do I get access to these hidden
system files?


A:Folder Options does not have the choice: Show hidden folders.........


Welcome to Sevenforums.
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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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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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:

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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Hello:  I wanted to delete every fragment of AVG TuneUp, and thought I had done so, both with manual means and via the tool they claim removes everything.  I ran a scan recently to check if all my stuff was up to date, and voila, a component of AVG is still there.  Furthermore, I ran a FRST scan to see where it's located and it's in a hidden folder (not cool). Tried to research how to unhide it and nothing works.  I don't want to venture into FRST fixlist territory or the registry because I don't know what I'm doing.  Thanks for any guidance.   Windows 8.1 by the way.
If the FRST and Addition texts are needed, I'll load them. 

A:Cannot show certain hidden folder

Did you use the method here to unhide hidden folders?

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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.


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I am trying to setup a default user or machine setup for how win7 handles folder view options. I want show hidden folders to be set to on for all users and the hide extensions for know file types to be unchecked or turned off ffor all users (so extensions show)
I have located them in the registry but they do not seem to be applied to all users.
Below is the registry settings I have set

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

When I create a new account to test the folder options are still hiding hidden files and not showing extensions.

Any suggestions


A:show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry

You're close but in the wrong area.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
show and hide files is a profile specific key and therefore can be modified by user accounts. if you would like to change the default, navigate to key:
HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidden and \hidefileext
there are keys in there that set default behaviors.

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hi ,

I am facing a strange problem in my windows 7 PC now. Yesterday I made one folder hidden in my F:/ drive. Today I want to un-hide it. I went to "Folder and Search Options" >> View Tab and then "Show hidden files and folders". Then I applied and OK the changes. Still I don't see my hidden file. The F:/ drive shows that I have 7GB of data in it. But it shows a folder of 98MB only.

Please help. I am stuck up here.

A:How to show my hidden folder again after I hide it?

Try opening Windows Explorer as an administraitor, or use another file explorer such as WinRAR, which is unaffected by Windows Explorer settings such as hidden files. If you still do not see any files, then prehaps your memory device has been corrupted and you have multiple 'bad sectors' on your device (assuming its flash-memory based)

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I tried to use my folder option to view the hidden folders but it will automatically uncheck both show or do not show hidden folder and ended up hiding all files again.

I managed to show them back by using regedit by following some guides by setting the value of Hidden and ShowSuperHidden to 1.

May i know are there any method to clear of this problem and showing the hidden folder again by using the normal way. I find it troublesome because if I checked the folder options then the value of Hidden in regedit is reset to 0 again..

A:Can't show hidden file/folder

It's been 8 days and there is no one helping me out. I tried to do some googling and solved the problem. Requesting to close thread since I think there isn't any help here anyway.

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I try to change the show hidden file and folder in folder option. But after i select the radio button and click apply, no effect is apply. After close the folder option dialog box and reopen the folder option dialog box, it still select the do not show hidden file and folder. Could anyone please give me the answer... . Thank you...

A:cannot change show hidden file and folder

i have the same problem too, jz happen recently. is it a trojan/spyware?

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In Simply Accounting I can't see the Data folder even with the Show Hidden folders checked in Explorer......path is C/Program files/ Winsim/ Data/Backup1

In Computer I cannot see the Data Folder and I know it is there as the program shows the data residing in that folder and the program works fine.

Little Puzzled.
Vista Home Premium

A:Can't see Folder even with show Hidden folders checked

Hold the Flag key down and tap R key, copy and paste the directory path for that folder in the run box, hit OK, it should open the hidden folder for you.

C/Program files/Winsim/Data/Backup1

You may have to un-hide protected operating system files to see that folder in Explorer.

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Hi all.

I've searched the forum but I can't find any solution to this problem.

Now with previous versions of Windows in the folder options you could see file types tab which shows all file extensions that are registered and which app opens each extension. On Vista this part isn't available/visible. The main reason being is I want to change the default icon to something else.

Does anyone know how I can view this option in Vista 32bit?


A:Show conventional folder options!!!

Hello Keith,

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the default icon used for a file extension.

File Extension Type Icon - Change

Hope this helps,

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In Appearance Files View, clearing the 2 buttons to reveal hidden files does not allow access to, for instance, C documents and settings, which has a padlock next to it, and others.

I had reinstalled the OS from within the machine and uninstalled any junk such as games etc. Have Avast free, super antispyware, Spybot, all of which find no threat Have run Kasperski one-time virus removal tool and; no threat. Running Winaso registry cleaner some time ago revealed 500 odd registry errors that were fixed and a subsequent run some time later revealed few problems. Running Winaso again yesterday discovered hundreds of errors again.

Kaspersky seemed to have trouble getting past; PE_Patch.Juba, and Googling suggests there may be something hidden in there.

This machine runs well enough but Firefox not responding, and slowness on internet activity are symptoms.

Do I have a virus?

Regards, DH.

A:Show hidden files that remain hidden

Welcome to the forum.

The "Documents and settings" folder has been obsolete since Vista. You should be using the "Users" folder". The "Documents and settings" folder is just a link maintained for compatibility with old software. Windows Explorer will never give you access by this route no matter what you do.

The "System Volume information" folder has special protection, even from an admin account, and should not be accessed unless you really understand what you are doing.

Registry cleaners are more trouble than they are worth and should be avoided. The validity of the errors found is often questionable. Many will find errors after a clean install. Others will find many errors and supposedly correct them but after another scan it will find the same errors. They have numerous pother problems as well.

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I was on leave
and my computer had been used by other person. He installed Hide folder XP software on my computer and hide some of the important folder on my c Drive. The folder Hide xp software is protected and i am not able to uninstall it because it is password protected. So how can i restore my folders.

A:Solved: how to show hidden, password protected folder

Ask the person for the password.

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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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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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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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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.
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?

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

A:My hidden files don't show


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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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



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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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when i want to see the hidden files , I have open the foler option and check the view the hidden files and folders and cliked apply. but it is not taking effect. please help me.

A:i can not show the hidden files and folders

Just to elminate confusion, I wanted to be sure you had also unchecked the box in the screenshot below.

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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:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG121 Configuration Utility\wlancfg8... Read more

A:Can't show Hidden files and folders

Please follow the instructs from this webpage:


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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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 there,
I've got a fresh install of windows 8, with bitdefender loaded just after. I then transferred saved files from another hdd, which wasn't connected during install, to the windows 8 hdd. I now can't access hidden files. Whenever I tick the show hidden files box it resets? I tested by hiding a file which no longer appears no matter what I do...I've tried the registry trick of show files = 1.
I've run bitdefender - clean
Malware bytes crashes on scan
malwarebytes antiroot kit comes up clean

I'm at a loss as to where to go to now?
Thanks for any help

A:show hidden files not working

malwarebytes now shows as clean...

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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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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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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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how do you show all hidden files in XP please?


A:Solved: show hidden files

Did you mark this solved on purpose?

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Hello, here is the computer after the format and installation of XP, Am sure that the virus is moved from another partitions. I ran Hijackthis and here is the log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:53:16 PM, on 6/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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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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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 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


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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:


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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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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