try to restore folder options :(

February 25, 2009 at 18:32:26
Specs: Windows XP
at kelly's corner like another poster suggested. "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"

this is what shows up.. nothing to download?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoFolderOptions"=dword:0000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoBrowserOptions"=dword:00000000

another person suggested a response from tecnodigits.

"Ok .. that seems simple then .. Just go to Start –> Run –> regedit. The registry editor will open. Go to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer

In the right hand pane, see if there is a value called NoFolderOptions

If yes then change it’s value to 0.

1 means hide options and 0 means show options."

but.. my regedit wont work says cld.dll is missing. i downloaded cld.dll and followed directions to register it but it says it can't find it. ok now it says register editing has been disabled by administrator.

can someone walk me through from here. i want to restore folder options so i can view hidden files


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#1
February 25, 2009 at 18:38:29
ok i found something to try to re enable regedit. but on some of the fixes it directs me to downloads such as Doug Knox's "registry tools vbscript" when i got to download it, it is doing the same thing as the other download

this is what comes up.. this doesn't look like a download. am i supposed to do something specific with this or is something going wrong.

this is what comes up..

"'Enable/Disable Registry Editing tools
'© Doug Knox - rev 12/06/99

Option Explicit

'Declare variables
Dim WSHShell, n, MyBox, p, t, mustboot, errnum, vers
Dim enab, disab, jobfunc, itemtype

Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
p = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\"
p = p & "DisableRegistryTools"
itemtype = "REG_DWORD"
mustboot = "Log off and back on, or restart your pc to" & vbCR & "effect the changes"
enab = "ENABLED"
disab = "DISABLED"
jobfunc = "Registry Editing Tools are now "

'This section tries to read the registry key value. If not present an
'error is generated. Normal error return should be 0 if value is
'present
t = "Confirmation"
Err.Clear
On Error Resume Next
n = WSHShell.RegRead (p)
On Error Goto 0
errnum = Err.Number

if errnum <> 0 then
'Create the registry key value for DisableRegistryTools with value 0
WSHShell.RegWrite p, 0, itemtype
End If

'If the key is present, or was created, it is toggled
'Confirmations can be disabled by commenting out
'the two MyBox lines below

If n = 0 Then
n = 1
WSHShell.RegWrite p, n, itemtype
Mybox = MsgBox(jobfunc & disab & vbCR & mustboot, 4096, t)
ElseIf n = 1 then
n = 0
WSHShell.RegWrite p, n, itemtype
Mybox = MsgBox(jobfunc & enab & vbCR & mustboot, 4096, t)
End If"


same for the other download fix

here is this one.

"[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"
Provider=Symantec

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg=UnhookRegKey

[UnhookRegKey]
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\batfile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\comfile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\exefile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\piffile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\regfile\shell\open\command,,,"regedit.exe ""%1"""
HKLM, Software\CLASSES\scrfile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0"

this might also be another problem with my pc. or maybe the website but any insight/info is appreciated thx!


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#2
February 25, 2009 at 23:57:08
my web browser seems like it's working fine and i've downloaded other stuff fine. if it's just the websites anyone know where i can download doug knox "registry tools vbscript" or something else that will enable regedit again

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#3
February 26, 2009 at 03:44:59
If you can't run the reg file from kellys do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open. Post back with the result and we'll try to correct the vbs file problem as it appears your reg and vbs file associations are hosed.

Tufenuf


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#4
February 26, 2009 at 04:18:08
pcposterguy3, If you couldn't actually download that vbs file from the dougknox site use IE and right click it and choose "Save Target As" then save it to your hard drive. Now go to the link below and click on "VBS File Association Fix" to download a zipped reg file fix and save it to somewhere you can easily find it. Unzip it then do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

After doing the above if it's successfull then try double clicking that vbs file that you downloaded and saved. Hopefully this will correct the reg edit problem.

Tufenuf


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#5
February 26, 2009 at 04:56:06
@ pcposterguy3

Just to say, I have the same problem as you with
KELLYs fixes showing Registry entries instead of
a REG file to download.

I have discovered lately that if I right click that line 129, then click "Save Link Target as...", then I will get a folderoptions.reg file saved to my HDD.

NOTE -- I do not use IE, so IE may say something other than "Save Link Target as..."


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#6
February 26, 2009 at 05:03:04
pcposterguy

Are you logging in as an administrator, or with administrator rights?


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#7
February 26, 2009 at 06:06:32
I use Firefox.. So, what I do when I need to run one of these fixes is to copy and paste the text to Notepad and save as a reg file instead of a txt file, which is the default for Notepad. Then, run it. It will update the Registry.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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