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Folder Options Changed

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#1 stevansky


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

Hello. I've had this desktop for a year now and today I noticed two .ini files showing up on my desktop. They were hidden files related to my desktop settings, and after I dug a little further discovered that my folder options had changed from "don't show hidden files, folders" to "show hidden files, folders". I wasn't the one who changed it, and I'm not sure why a program might do so on it's own unless a virus scan I ran the day before had done so and didn't show up until I booted up today. Should this option have changed without my input? Thanks. 

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#2 Hareen


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:47 PM

Someone might have done it (perhaps) or some security settings might have been changed by someone.


I generally forget to restore the hidden file settings after I try to and/or resolve an issue with systems when I work on them.


Actually, any malware attack if done; it changes hidden file visibility to off not on.

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