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Q: show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry

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
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000

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

Any suggestions

thx

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A: show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry

You're close but in the wrong area.

Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
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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Go to to Start > RunType in boxcombofix /uNote: the space between the X and the /uPress Enter.This command will:Reset the clock settings.Hide file extensions, if required.Hide System/Hidden files, if required.ComboFix's uninstall hasn't been resetting my clock time back to normal. It's still in Military time.EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forumCan anyone please direct me to a batch file or command line string that will change this back? I really need it to be through Command Line and not the control panel!Secondly, I'd really like to know how to SHOW file extensions and System files through the command line. If the ComboFix batch files weren't so freaking crazy and messy as to keep people guessing I would attempt to comment out those parts, but I just decided to not even bother. Please, I really hate that ComboFix hides these and would love to know how to fix it. Only through Command Line, though! I can do it in the UI but it takes far too long.LARGE batch file...:Combocopy "Software\Virus and Malware\ComboFix.exe" "C:\Combofix.exe"start "" /WAIT "C:\ComboFix.exe"goto SpecialMenu:ComboUncombofix /upausegoto SpecialMenu...Obviously the batch file is closed when starting ComboFix or it's uninstaller, so I use two different entry points. I want to add a separate option to show File Extensions and Hidden/System files.

A:Show Hidden files/File extensions

What exactly is it that you're trying to accomplish?Are you trying to run CF unattended or are you trying to modify its code? If so, you should direct your question to the tool's author as we do not discuss its inner workings on the forums (at his request). Sounds to me like you're asking about scripting, and possibly including CF in, another reason to direct your queries to him. The settings you mention are in the registry. You'll have to find which key, and which command you could use to modify them.

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I saw this tip recently and wondered if it is correct.

Would this tweak be safe to use on a home instance of Windows 7?
Even when you have configured Windows to display all file extensions, some still remain hidden. This allows potentially dangerous files to be masked as safe files, fooling the user into executing them. This tweak helps expose those file extensions.

For example, a file could be displayed as "readme.txt" in Windows Explorer, when it fact it is really named "readme.txt.shs" but since the ".shs" portion of the filename is hidden it is impossible to tell it apart from a simple text file. Then once a user double-clicks to open this file, instead of seeing a text page as expected, the file will be executed by Windows as a scrap object and potentially harm the system.

To remove the potential to hide files, open your registry and using the search function find each occurrence of a value named "NeverShowExt". Delete each "NeverShowExt" value for the extensions you want to display.

A:Show Super Hidden File Extensions?

I have my Folder options set as below and the extensions always show. It will let you see the extension after the last dot, i.e. ***.txt.jpg.exe


I do leave Hide Protected OS files checked though.

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Can Not Untick Show File Name Extensions in windows file explorer view options neither hidden items pls help! I cant deselect them D:

A:Can Not Untick Show File Name Extensions/hidden

Bit unusual, try merging this and see if it helps.

advanced.reg

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Hi,

I am trying to change the registry to show hidden files/extensions.
This is for an unattended install, so I don't want to do it manually for each user. I know I can change the registry for the current user, but I can't seem to find out how to do this system wide. I need to show hidden files and file extensions for all users, such as when a new user account is created, extensions and hidden files are shown.

Is there a way to do this system wide?

I have tried adding the dword following entries:
Hidden (Value=1) & HideFileExt(HideFileExt=0) to the below locations in the registry

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

I read that if you change HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\NoHidden & HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\HideFileExt to the above values it should change the default key for HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced (Hidden & HideFileExt)

None of the HKLM entries I have tried as above appear to work.
Is there actually a way to change this system wide?

A:Show File Extensions and Hidden Files for all Users

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
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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hello, sir
i need a little help from you.

i want to using registry entry who can show or hide Hidden files, folder, or drives with "Hide Protected operating system files (Recommended)

thanx

A:Need a Little App or Registry Entry file to show or hide Hidden files

See if these tutorials help do what you want, there are a few methods/options, so read through the entire tutorial and ask any questions if you need more information. They do different things, so you'll have to decide how you want to implement the show/hide.

Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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My pc is not showing Hidden Folders even after enabling - "Show Hidden Files, Folders and files"...
now here is how it goes...
i open folder options in the explorer,
and saw that none of the options "DON'T Show Hidden Files, Folders and files" or "Show Hidden Files, Folders and files" is checked... [snapshot 1]
i checked the bullet "Show Hidden Files, Folders and files" and click apply and then OK... [snapshot 2]
but nothing happens... when again i opened folders options, it was again with none marked... [snapshot 1]

I'm currently checking for any viruses for this problem...
But please tell me how to fix this???...

A:My pc is not showing Hidden Folders even after enabling - "Show Hidden

Hello Amit,

As a test, add Show/Hide Hidden Files to your desktop context menu using the tutorial below. Afterwards click on it in the context menu to see if your hidden files will display afterwards.

Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi
I'm helping a friend who had a malware infection, which has now apparently been eradicated. Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit. I don't know if the problems it still has are a result of the malware, or if they were preexisting on my friend's computer. But I suspect they were used by the malware to protect itself.

*The taskbar won't unlock, even temporarily (in contrast to the folder properties issue mentioned below).
*I can't show hidden files/extensions, even temporarily.
*Folder properties can't be altered permanently, e.g. the user documents folder is always displayed as "Pictures and Videos" type instead of "All Items" ; can't set to use Windows Classic folders, show full path in Title Bar, etc. These items CAN be altered temporarily, but the previous settings always revert on rebooting.)
*Context menu items such as new folder, new text document are not present.
*Deleted files do not show up in the recycle bin.
*No matter which browser (FF or MSIE) is set as default, when the default browser is reopened it always states to this effect: "This is not the default browser. Would you like to make it the default browser?"

These did not return to normal after doing a system restore to 3 weeks before the time the malware became apparent.
The system restore was done before eliminating the malware. The following were tried afterwards:
I ran Unhide (from Bleepingcomputer) several times; no effect.
I ran System File Checker several times; ... Read more

A:Taskbar won't unlock, can't show hidden files/extensions, missing context menu items

If a new admin account you have created posts no issues at all, then it strongly indicates that the "old" admin account has been corrupted.

Removal of the old admin is the order of the day.

How to deal with corrupted user profile :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Note : You must have at least three user accounts on the computer to complete these steps, including the new account you just created.

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Not really a detrimental problem going on here, but it is a mild concern. I can't find any way to show my hidden files. I've searched around and tried the following methods:

My Computer> Tools> Folder Options
(There isn't a "Folder Options" Tab)

Control Panel> Appearance and themes> Folder Options
(There isn't a "Folder Options" Icon)

any ideas here...
it's kinda discomforting that that function would just disappear... almost virus-like.

::Hopefully awaits an answer::
 

A:Can't Show hidden folders

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My windows does not show the files extension even i uncheck the "hide extensions for knowns file type" in the file option menu.
Can anyone help?
 

A:File extensions did not show

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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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Hi gud day to all

Im having problems on showing hidden files of my flash drive onto my laptop.
But its only in my laptop on some other PC doesnt have the same problem...
Iv gone to do the procedure of click the tools>folder options>View then show hidden files and unchecked the hide protected operating system files, but when i apply it nothing seems to be happening. It think when i press apply the options seems to restore itself to default?
Is this because my system has a virus on it or some kind of spyware?
Ive also updated my anti virus which is AVG 8.5 but still it doesnt help.
Is there anyone who can help me?
I really appreciate it much, im really trouble by this problem of mine

A:[SOLVED] Cannot show hidden folders

Follow the same procedure, but perform the steps on your C: drive. After clicking "apply", also go to the top and click "Apply to All Folders"...click OK...then reboot.

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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
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:

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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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 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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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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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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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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I have an offline computer that was working fine up untill i let my friend install cain on it - he also installed able. This is the only event i can think of that could have caused this problem.

The problem is that i go to "tools>folder options>view>show hidden files/folders>apply>ok

Then it automatically goes back to "do not show hidden files or folders".

!System restore is disabled.!

I created another administrator account to see if it was a permissions issue with an account or an infection on the computer. The test account presented the same issues.

Searching for known hidden folders was successful.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:>Show hidden folders. (unsuccessfull)

Hello and welcome to TSF

This reg fix should work:

**Back up your registry before editing** (Click the green link)

====================

Once backed up the registry follow these steps:

Click Start => Run type in Regedit press OK.
Click:HKey_Local_Machine
Software
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion
Explorer
Advanced
Folder
Hidden
SHOWALL
Now right click on CheckedValue and click Delete.
Right click and hover over New then select Dword Value call it CheckedValue.
Right click on CheckedValue and choose Modify, under 'Value Data' type in 1.
Exit Regedit

Restart your computer.

Now try changing Show hidden files and folders in Tools => Options.

Please post back with the results.

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When my new computer running Windows 7 was delivered 10 days ago, Show Hidden Folders, was set on all of the Users, and the hidden folders were visible.
Since then I've been getting used to Windows 7 and installing various applications which I use.
I have now found that the radio button in the Folder Options window, View tab still shows that it is set to "Show hidden folders, files and drives" on all three Users, but in two of the Users none of the hidden folders are visible!
I am not aware of having done anything to change the setting (although I did alter some of the other options in the View tab on one of the affected Users).
How can I get the hidden folders visible again?

A:Unable to set Show Hidden Folders

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide[2]=File Folder Settings

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide


I am providing one of the fine tutorials that make up our extensive library. Both tutorials were edited by our own Brink, they are excellent and easy to understand. I hope that it helps.

I think that the second choice will be the most help

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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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Is there any fast way to switch from "show file extensions" to "hide file extensions" ? without first going to "extra -> folder options.. etc" So like hotkey to quickly show or hide file extensions.
If possible, without installing any new program.
 

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Hello

Whenever I uncheck the folder option box 'Hide extensions for known file types', there are no changes and when I return to the folder options, the box is check marked again.

The box was unchecked before and this is a recent problem.

Thank you.

A:Unable to show file extensions

Hi -When you uncheck the box do you click on 'Apply' prior to closing any window there , otherwise it will not stick -The other option is to Reset to Default and see what the box replies with (Checked or unchecked )- Thank You -

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I've configured windows to NOT "hide file extensions" and it works in most folders...however when I go to the Windows/Fonts folder I can't get the extensions to show up. I can right click the font to find properties which shows the extension but I can't keep doing that for every one. Tried everything. Please help.

A:fonts don't show file extensions

Because it is not showing you the file names. It is showing the font name.

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Is there any fast way to switch from "show file extensions" to "hide file extensions" ? without first going to "extra -> folder options.. etc" So like hotkey to quickly show or hide file extensions.
If possible, without installing any new program.

A:show/hide file extensions

You can try this

Right click Here and choose Save as or Save target as. save it to your desktop. Go to your desktop and double click on showhiddenfiles.vbs.

This might help

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Greetings
i had this problem before,i tried the 2 following solutions and it worked perfectly,the same problem occoured on a different machine i tried them both but none of them worked, so i formatted the pc installed a fresh copy of windows and the problem still consists
heres the 1st one

Click Start/Run,type regedit then press Ok
Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advan ced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

Now right click on,and delete the value "CheckedValue" in the right hand window.

Now create a new "DWORD Value" called exactly CheckedValue in the right hand window.
Double click on CheckedValue.
In the opening 'Edit DWORD Value' box,set the 'Value data:' to 1
and this is the 2nd one
run :> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

and this is my hijack report

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:05:49 PM, on 10/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Hidden Files & Folders Doesnt Show

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Uhmm. Hey Guys. I'm new here, so it's my first time to post here.

I Kinda got a problem, I open the windows explorer. and click the Organize button and go to the folders and search options, and click on View the Show Hidden files and Folders, then I unheck the Hide protected operating system files to see the hidden files. But, I dont see the hidden files in anywhere. and when I click back to the folder options, I see that the "Show hidden files and folders" were unticked. What's the problem? PLease Help.

A:Hidden Files and Folders, doesnt show

Welcome
First make sure that you are doing it correctly
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
If you find that you are correct then try in a clean boot. It may be software that is causing the problem
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I have some hidden folders on my computer just because my older brother has a reputation for deleting anything on here thats mine...dont ask i dont know why..lol. When I click on show hidden folders and apply and close and nothing shows up. So I reopen folder options and the hide button is ticked again any ideas? Here are my logsDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Krueger Kids on 2009-01-30 15:18:58Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --49: 2009-01-30 23:19:14 UTC - RP67 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point48: 2009-01-30 07:22:28 UTC - RP66 - System Checkpoint47: 2009-01-29 07:04:45 UTC - RP65 - System Checkpoint46: 2009-01-28 06:58:10 UTC - RP64 - System Checkpoint45: 2009-01-27 05:13:39 UTC - RP63 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-12-31 04:00:44 UTC - RP19 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Percentage of Memory in Use: 79% (more than 75%).Total Physical Memory: 223 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Krueger Kids.exe) ----------------------------------------.-- File Associations -----------------------------------------------------------.cpl - cplfile - shell\cplopen\command - rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "%1",%*.cpl - cplfile - shell... Read more

A:Cant Get Hidden Folders To Show! Logs inside!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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Hello all,

I've had this virus for a little while now. After several boot scans with Avast! and even painfully slow system scans in safe mode this little ******* is still here.

Symptoms:
*Cannot show hidden files or folders
*My drives / partitions are impartial to double clicks. It I try to open the drive the normal way (via double clicking) it asks me to choose which program I would like to open the drive with. My only work around is right click then Explore option.

I've followed all given instructions. Here's the logs.
Any and all help is appreciated, thank you.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by GreyFox at 8:35:34.35 on Fri 07/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1388 [GMT 10:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090806-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
F:\Programs\Avast\aswUpdSv.exe
F:\Programs\Avast\ashServ.exe
D:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
D:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link Wireless G DWA-510\AirGCFG.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
F:\Programs\Java\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Virus: Can't show hidden files or folders

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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.
G
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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McAfee Total Protection 2008 with latest DAT file is loaded on my PC. I have

win xp sp 2, The show hidden files and folders was not working at all. I have a

folder which was hidden. I want to open the folder, so i selected the radio

button “Show hidden files and folders”, and then press Ok.But still the

change hidden folder is not viewd. I check again in Tools-Folder Options. It

always set into "Do not show hidden files and folder".The changes doesnt

work. It may be some virus attack.
Pls provide me a good solution It appears to be virus which McAfee is not

detecting. Please help.

the following is the text of autorun.inf file (hidden and read only) on the root

directory of all my drives.

i am sure there is a virus as the problem started after i had plugged in pen

drive on my pc.
please help.

;L7rkJLrfswDfUDdFkq55r1p484okrw2owk3Xl2kakaqeKjk0IqSD73iiiADki3dkloD

9S4K25jqL4k0qs3lKlqfKddea
[AutoRun]
;2IsSK4CsLL0ojSrS51sr9eowUi1d3ioa435adSL23dDsOasLp6
open=juok3st.bat
;LwSKs25530Kms3r5JDKXki4sqr2k1ol43JwaLl4jaSDfksLD25faq3Kw297iL262

akl4wLilKZ2ffosdkpdiAsiirwi3jdikS7aa7q8a4dA0llJa
shell\open\Command=juok3st.bat
;A43Aw7wfoL2q3a2
shell\open\Default=1
;s4Dr745s5ao30a2kfkr14fs3ikaaowerjwiap3l50DkDLaKDe2md26w2krk1wj9Dd

5q72iDAo4lIkKa32akf3qwslL3s7aFAljL4Jk5X
shell\explore\Command=juok3st.bat
;csk0Ciksi3adlKoje73aKoDp1rA4Lo7kq1SdA99iF3nkwsdk6AqO2Jawids4ri50

w8paDkAd5p2Hss0Leaa1rdd0a3s
 

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Greetings...
i cannot show hidden files & folders,its not that i dont know how its just when i go to tools\folder options\view\ and put the tick on show hidden files & folders click apply then click okay
hidden files dont show it gose back to do not show hidden files and folders.
i doubt its a matter of virus problem,cause i have kaspersky anti-virus installed on my computer & before it i had symantec antri-virus corporate edition & non of them showed any threats or viruses after full scan.

thanks for any help in advance

regards
 

A:Solved: Cannot Show Hidden Files & Folders

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Since I am working ROM's for HTC Devices i oftenly need edit/see hiden files and also i need to see extnesions.
Problem is that i hate that in other folders/hard drives.

So can i somehow set those settings for only a specific folders, so that in other folders i dont see them
-show hidden files files and folders
-show extensions for known file types
-hide protected operating system files

A:Show hidden files in only specific folders

Just go to folder options then "view", you can check and uncheck what you want to see.

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Hello all,

I hope this isn't a repeat thread - I didn't find any others that were having this issue.

On the first day I received my laptop, I went into folder options and selected to show hidden folders and show known file extensions just as I have in 7, and Vista before that.

It seems like every few times I log back into my PC, this option has changed itself and decided to hide all file extensions. The showing hidden folders option has not changed back once.

Very strange! I thought it was a registry scan that was reverting the option, but it doesn't seem to be causing the issue.

Any ideas?

A:Show Known File Extensions Reverts to Default

Hello TheDailyToker,

You may have unchecked the File name extensions option by mistake in the ribbon in File Explorer as below. It's a global setting, and not just for that folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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HI. I want to setup my build to change reg key(s) so that each new user that logs on sees the file extensions in Windows Explorer

Checking this thread Show File Extensions and Hidden Files for all Users - Windows 7 Help Forums I hoped it would be a case of changing one key in HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidefileext but I cannot get it to work for each new user

Any advice ? - thanks

(PS - is it the same for Windows 7 and 8 or just 8 specific?)

A:Explorer - Show File Extensions for All Users

Whatever setting is changed to allow that would have to be in the All Users "account" folder. That key is on HKLM, for it to work it would have to be in "HKEY_USERS" probably under ".DEFAULT"

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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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Windows 7 Beta

Today I discovered that I cannot click on the "Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives" radio button and make it stay clicked. I needed to access the hidden "temp" folder under my account folder and when I tried to make the hidden files visible I noticed this issue. When I click on the "show hidden.." radio button and click Apply it appears to stay clicked. I still cannot see the hidden files and when I refresh the selection window the radio button is shown as unclicked again.

Besides that, Windows 7 is working perfectly. No complains.

A:Show Hidden files, folders and drives does not work

Go to the Start button and type in "Windows Explorer" (without the quotes)
At the top of the search box will be a link for Windows Explorer - right click on it and select "Run as Administrator"
Then try to Show Hidden Files.

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Hi I'm new to this, hope there isnt similar previous post since I couldnt find it. I'm posting this on behalf of my friend. He's been infected by trojan/malware that disables him to turn on "Show hidden files/folders" function and pretty much other trojans I supposed. Below is the HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:22:20 PM, on 8/23/2008
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\FixCamera.exe
C:\WINDOWS\tsnp2std.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnp2std.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Trojan disabling Show hidden filed/folders etc

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Hi Seven Forums,

I am looking for a solution to the following. Some of my files and folders are hidden (and I would like to keep them hidden). I can view these in Explorer windows/Navigation Panes because I have elected to Show Hidden Files and Folders through Windows. However, I cannot see these files in my cascading Classic Shell Start Menu, nor in any other types of cascading menus, including stock Windows taskbar toolbars (e.g. right click taskbar > Toolbars > Desktop).

How can I view hidden files and folders in fly-out menus in addition to Explorer windows?



Thank you for your kind support!

- Polite Master
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

A:Show Hidden Files and Folders in Cascading Menu

I think thst is a price you will pay for using the Classic shell options. That is just obeying the hidden file instruction. If you want to show the files that are now hidden then you will have to "un hide" them. I don't think you will be able to pick and choose where they should appear! Who are you trying to hide them from anyway?

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For the past couple of days I am not able to view my hidden files and folders. I tried repeatedly to activate show hidden files and folders but it doesn't work. I couldn't find and gpedit option either. I have XP pro sp2 and have done a recent virus and spyware scan
thanks
ryan
 

A:Show hidden files and folders doesn't work

If you are comfortable with using the registry, you can check this setting.
Start> Run > type: regedit and hit OK.
Go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced
Click on the Advanced folder in the left pane and in the right panel, look for the value name Hidden.
The value data should be 1 = show hidden, 2 = do not show
If you make a change, you have to reboot for it to take effect.
 

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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?


Manf

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

Manfred,

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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I added my user folder as a toolbar to the taskbar for quick access to its subfolders and files. I had set some of rarely-used system folders in my user folder (such as "Desktop," "Searches" etc.) as hidden, and selected "Do not show hidden folders, etc." in Folder Options. These hidden folders are not shown in Windows explorer's window, but they show up on the taskbar's toolbar. Is there a way to keep them hidden on the taskbar as well?

A:How to make hidden folders not show up on the taskbar's toolbar

Hi Notetaker

My name is Mohammed from DELL social media and community.

In response to your query, we would like to know If you are using windows 7, if you are then you just have to do right-click on the task bar and unpin the folders which you want to from the taskbar. Let us know if this helps or you need more assistance.

Thanks
Mohammed
Certified DELL community professional

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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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i'm sick of looking for solutions...i've looked everywhere...every forum every antivirus site...but the damn problem wont get fixed...i plugged in my sisters usb drive into my pc, scanned it using avg antivirus and anti spyware, it found a virus on the pen drive, deleted it, suddenly two more viruses were detected, and quarantined, in my temp folder, and all my hidden files were gone. I tried selecting the "show hidden files and folders" and unchecking the "hide system files" options in folder options, no change. Infact when i went back to the folder options, "do not show hidden files and folders" was selected and "hide system files was checked". WHAT DO I DO NOW? Someone please give me a solution. I've tried solutions given to other people with the same problem on this forum but nothing worked.
I would really appreciate some help.
 

A:please help me....show hidden files and folders option doesnt work...

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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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I have a prob with my Seagate 1TB external hard drive working on my G4 Powerbook (Leopard OSX). I have a Maxtor 200 gb drive that works perfectly. But The 1TB drive doesn't always appear on the desktop but does show in the system profiler. When it does show up on the desktop my files missing from from folders. Finally on the few times that files show up, I can't open them. I had error messages about permission to open the files but the drive and files all have read/write permission.

I use the drive for backup. The files on this drive are from the Maxtor drive, random disks and my thinkpad which runs Vista.
Any insite would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:USB drive won't show on desktop / files won't show in folders

It's Vista's Security System. Go through the help file and it will tell you how to turn it off
 

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