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Visibility of Files and Folders


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#1 Scottster1

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 04:45 PM

I could have sworn this used to work! 

 

In Control Panel-> Folder Options->View, I have Show hidden files, folders and drives selected, and Hide protected operating system files unselected.  But when I use Explorer to go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, I don't see the hosts folder.  Of course, if I just type it into the path, I get there fine, but why don't I see it? 

 



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#2 Scottster1

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 07:55 AM

LOL rookie mistake - I was in a different folder and forgot to hit the "Apply to Folders" button to make this setting global.  



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:34 AM

It doesn't work that way. You don't need to hit apply to folders, you just need to click OK. The Apply to folders button does not relate to the advanced settings below it, it relates to the current view of the folder you were in before you opened the folder options box. (So for example if you were in a folder that had detailed view, then apply to folders would make all folders (of that type) have detailed view from now on. So I don't know why it didn't work and then worked but it shouldn't be because of that.






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