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#1 oceancity

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 12:42 PM

I have a problem with unhiding and viewing files in my compaq_administrator folder in documents and settings. I have gone through the procedures in folder options but will not correct the problem.
I can search for "local settings" (one of the subfolders) and then change the properties by unchecking hide and then I can view it....but upon a restart it reverts back to being hidden. I contacted Compaq No Support and their only answer was a system recovery (which is typical with them). This seems to be problem with policy settings or something not needing a system recovery.
I found a file on kellys-corner which is supposed to fix this (savesettings.reg) but it did not. If anyone has an answer I would definitely appreciate it. Thanks for your time.

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 01:59 PM

If you want hidden files permanently viewable, that is not the way to go about it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...iddenfiles.mspx

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:21 PM

I have done all this...that is the problem...I can't unhide this folder. I have tried this solution with no results. Have checked the properties for the folder and have unchecked the hide button but it only remains that way until I restart the computer and it reverts back to hidden.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:32 PM

Are you using any "tweaking" utilities, or any anti spyware/virus utilities that lock the system so it can't be messed with? If so, disable them (ONLY TEMPORARILY) and see if that fixes the issue (don't forget to re-enable them)!
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:06 AM

Could be file corruption...I would try running sfc /scannow.

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