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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:28 PM

To Whom Ever Can Help With This,

I recently found that you can find HKey files, that's nice. Now how do you
find all the other restricted files. This is for maintenance and knowledge purposes. HKCU and HKLM files for instance. Also how about the infamous
"Local Settings" on C:\\Documents and Settings\d\Local Settings\etc. "Local Settings is never found on the run program browse lookup. Where is "Local Settings"? :thumbsup: And what ever complete list of restricted files you might
have and how to access them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 11:17 PM

There hidden for saftey. If you dont know what your doing you could "kill" your pc...

Hijackthis I think has access to some of those files but only if it finds the bad ones there.

When you do a search you can go below before you start and hit "advanced search options.

Here look at my screenshot:
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Im sorry if I misunderstood you. Hope I got it right.

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 19 December 2004 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:30 AM

As cowsgonemadd3 has already said, Local Settings and many other files and folders are hidden for safty reasons. However, if your determined to view them then open any folder, click on Tools, select Folder Options. In the box that appears click on view and then check the small cicle next to Show Hidden Files and Folders. Now click on Apply to All Folders. Click OK.

To view Local Settings. Go to My Computer, Documents and Settings. Open your own Documents folder, not All Users. You will find the Local Settings folder and a few more hidden folders besides. Hidden folders appear faded compared to the others. Hope this helps, but be careful what you do in these folders.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 02:28 AM

Thank you cowsgonemadd3 and 1up2down for your advice, that seems to cover everything that I was after. It's really more the curiosity of all that being on there and it always coming up in searches and virus scans, etc. and not knowing where they are. If I could do something to get a virus out of there or what not. So thanks and I'll definitely heed you warnings though and be very careful in doing anything around them.

John

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:49 AM

Your welcome anytime! Hey I forgot about what 1up2 said! I knew that sorry!




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