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Cannot See System Volume Information Folder


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#1 kgash

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:10 PM

I cannot see any sign of the System Volume Information folder in Explorer or any other file browser program I try.
It is not grayed out, it is not there. When I enter Tools, Folder Options, View, the Show hidden files and folders
is selected. As a matter of fact, if I then select Do not show hidden files and folders, the next time I open View,
it has gone back to Show hidden files and folders!
Even though hidden folders should therefore show, the SVI folder remains hidden.
I have examined my system by booting with BartPE XPE and there is the SVI folder with all the restore points, etc.
I am using XPPRO, NTFS.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 02:47 PM

How to Show Hidden Files in Xp:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43032/how-to-show-hidden-files-in-xp/

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:50 PM

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:16 AM

Could it be that you're infected and the infection is causing the hidden attribute to be reapplied without your consent?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

Thanks to all. I have solved the problem. It turned out there were some errors in registry settings, specifically in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advan ced\Folder\
After I found and inserted the correct values, everything worked.




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