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Hidden Files Will Not Show While Searching


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#1 twixters

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 11:37 PM

I am trying to see if I have a program called regedit.com in my files, but it only shows if hidden files show, and when searching it does not since when I search hidden files are not searched.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 01:07 AM

when I search hidden files are not searched.


In order to search for hidden files, do this:

Click on Start, Search, All files and Folders Make sure under look in you have Local Hard Drives selected.

Then scroll down and expand the More Advanced Options. Make sure there is a check mark by Search hidden files and folders as well as system folders. If there isn't click on the little white box to put one there. You might want to put a check by Search Subfolders as well. Your search results will now include hidden files and folders.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:54 AM


when I search hidden files are not searched.


In order to search for hidden files, do this:

Click on Start, Search, All files and Folders Make sure under look in you have Local Hard Drives selected.

Then scroll down and expand the More Advanced Options. Make sure there is a check mark by Search hidden files and folders as well as system folders. If there isn't click on the little white box to put one there. You might want to put a check by Search Subfolders as well. Your search results will now include hidden files and folders.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:55 AM


when I search hidden files are not searched.


In order to search for hidden files, do this:

Click on Start, Search, All files and Folders Make sure under look in you have Local Hard Drives selected.

Then scroll down and expand the More Advanced Options. Make sure there is a check mark by Search hidden files and folders as well as system folders. If there isn't click on the little white box to put one there. You might want to put a check by Search Subfolders as well. Your search results will now include hidden files and folders.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:39 PM

The easiest way to see if you have regedit.com is to go to Start -> Run and type in "regedit" without the quotes. Hit OK and your registry editor should come up. But don't play around in the registry. You can destroy the operating system quickly if you don't know what you're doing. Just close the window.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:47 PM

The easiest way to see if you have regedit.com is to go to Start -> Run and type in "regedit" without the quotes.


regedit.com isn't the registry editor. That is regedit.exe If regedit.com is actually on the computer an error message will come up when following the directions quoted above as the computer will find it first and regedit.com isn't a real program. See Albert Frankenstein's post at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=283588

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