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#1 Mujju

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 04:19 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm having a problem currently, I'm not able to view my hidden files and folders as i dont find the "show hidden files and folders" in control panel/Folder Options/View. Please find attachedis my screen shot of the folder options. Please tell me how to fix it.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 31 December 2008 - 12:33 AM.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:36 AM

Hello Mujju and welcome to BC :thumbsup:

This does not sound like a malware problem at this time. I am shifting this topic to the Windows XP forum for now. Please let us know what your operating system is: Windows XP, Vista etc. We can shift it again if I guessed wrong.

Also, the image you referenced isn't here in your post.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:44 PM

Hi Orange,

Wish you Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2009!!!

My Operating System is Windows Xp Professional and i have CA anti virus installed in my system.

Please let know if you need any information.

Note: Uploaded the Screen Shot of the Problem Menu kindly Check.

Thanking you,
Mujju

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:30 PM

I see the options...all you have to do is uncheck it...and the next one.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:14 AM

not able to uncheck "Do not show hidden files and folders". Can u guys suggest how to get the "Show hidden files and folders" into my Folder Options/View/

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:20 AM

From this link: http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resou...es-and-folders/

PROCEDURE A:
MOD EDIT: Backup your registry prior to making any modifications to it.
1 . Go to Start > Run
2. Type regedit on the box
3. On Registry editor navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

4. On the right pane, delete the value with

* Name: CheckedValue
* Type: REG_SZ
* Data: 2

5. Create a new DWORD. Right-click on the right pane > New >DWORD Value

6. Value should be:

* Name: CheckedValue
* Type: REG_DWORD
* Data: 1


If this doesn't work, you can try Procedure B - But I haven't tried that myself.
If that doesn't work, then try Procedure C.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:27 AM

Generally...if system files are missing, I would try running sfc /scannow or...doing a repair install.

Both are methods for replacing/inserting missing or damaged system files...but neither is guaranteed to solve problems that may exist on a given system.

The user will need a MS XP CD to run either of these efforts.

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Depending on how long the problem has existed...and if the user is using System Restore...one can always try to go back to a restore point prior to the initial appearance of the problem. This probably ought to be tried before any other options, IMO.

Louis

Edit: Try the link USASMA posted first, looks like it directly addresses the problem.

Have you had any known malware problems/situations?

Edited by hamluis, 08 January 2009 - 09:31 AM.





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