Can't find Folder Options in XP

August 8, 2007 at 11:35:31
Specs: Windows XP Service Pack 2, 512MB
I'm using Windows XP service pack 2 and I can not find "Folder Options" under the TOOLS menu. I could place "Folder Options" icon on the tool bar by customising the tool bar, but nothing is being shown on double clicking it!! What should I do? I want folder options to see hidden files.

Pavan!!!


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#1
August 8, 2007 at 11:46:46
Pavan, Go to the link below and scroll down to Line 129 (left column) and click on "Restore Folder Options Under Tools" and download and save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Folder Options should be available under Tools in Windows Explorer and also in your Control Panel.

Tufenuf


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#2
August 8, 2007 at 11:56:22
Are you logged on as administator or do you otherwise have administrator rights on this computer?

If you do, have you tried clicking on Folder Options in Control Panel?
If it still won't work there, your Windows installation is probably corrupted somewhere.


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#3
August 8, 2007 at 13:42:12
Hi Tufenuf,

I do not have internet connection right now. so can I do anything manually?
Please suggest.

Pavan!!!


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#4
August 8, 2007 at 14:22:42
Pavan, Can you use another computer that has Internet access and download that reg file fix to a floppy or CD then transfer it to the problem computer's hard drive and run it?

If you check out the thread at the link below reply 8 has a manual regedit.

http://technodigits.wordpress.com/2...

Tufenuf


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#5
August 9, 2007 at 10:55:42

Hi Tufenuf, thanks for the reply.

Today I tried this inorder to activate folder options: RUN->GPEDIT.MSC->USER CONFIGURATION->ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES->WINDOWS COMPONENTS->WINDOWS EXPLORER There I changed the setting "Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu" from "Not Configured" to "Disabled". Then I was elated to get the Folder Options in Tools menu. But just after a minute or so, it is gone again. This is awful!! Can you tell me why it happened....


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#6
August 9, 2007 at 11:24:00
Pavan, I suggest that you update your virus definitions and run a full virus scan. You may want to try the free tool called "Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT)" at the link below.

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...

Make sure you boot in to Safe Mode to use Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT). Just click on the buttons and it'll do it's job.


Tufenuf


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#7
August 9, 2007 at 11:49:59
Thanks for the answer Tufenuf,

But when I start my computer, I don't see this option Safe Mode. How do I boot in safe mode then? And, can I copy this RRT in a pendrive and use in my system, because as I mentioned earlier, my system doesn't have internet connection.

Pavan


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#8
August 9, 2007 at 12:10:53
Pavan, Yes, you could download it to a pendrive then transfer it to the problem computer's hard drive then run it. To get into SAFE mode follow the instructions for Windows XP at the link below.

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode
http://www.pchell.com/support/safem...

Tufenuf


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#9
August 9, 2007 at 12:16:02
To get the Safe mode menu - list of choices - boot your computer, pressing F8 repeatedly while booting, starting very early in the boot - e.g. as soon as you see the first text or shortly after or before that - don't hold the key down.

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#10
August 9, 2007 at 12:33:47
Thanks Tufenuf and Tubesandwires,

I'll get back to you guys after I try these out tomorrow..

Thanks again
Pavan


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#11
August 20, 2007 at 19:22:45
Hi Guys, I'm back again...
I tried RRT, but even it didn't work. so I Formatted my computer. now I got my Folder options menu and also I can edit my registry. But the problem is, even though I select "show hidden files an folders" under View menu in Folder options, I'm unable to view my hidden files..what can be the problem?

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#12
August 20, 2007 at 20:19:13
Did you click on Apply to All Folders in Folder Options - View tab? If you didn't the settings only apply to one folder (directory).
Reset all Folders sets them all back to default settings.

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