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I know the procedure how to get XP to reveal hidden files via folder options, but BOTH buttons stay highlighted (the “do not show” button AND “show hidden files” button stay on same time) after applying changes-go back and no changes made to attributes. Microsoft KB has no solution. Unable to find any forum that shows solution. MacAfee scan shows no problems, No adaware, no signs of virus/Trojans no other odd system behavior-just cant view any hidden or system files. Im running Serv Pack 2 w/all updates.
no System Policies established. I think something had corrupted the system registry but I do not know what key enables hidden files. Open for suggestions!!!
Thanks fozzie for the welcome and your suggest to run SFC. Ive already run SFC but did not get any screen results (other than the progress indicator). Took about 25 minutes so I am assuming it processed all the system files and did not flag any as being bad. I think I will run it again and pay more attention to it this time. Im also looking for registry analysers that may pick up on something that perhaps SFC may not be able to diagnose.