Hidden Files stay hidden

Viak8m / Awrdacpi
January 4, 2010 at 04:05:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.599 GHz / 510 MB
My hidden files refuse to show themselves even after checking them at folder options

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January 4, 2010 at 04:16:45
Are you clicking on both the Apply and OK buttons?

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January 4, 2010 at 05:19:22
yes, only one of my computers behave this way

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January 4, 2010 at 05:43:59
1. Click Start -> Run
2. Type regedit and click Ok.
3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key.
5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.
6. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally
7. Also change in NOHIDDEN change value to 1
8. In SHOWALL change value to 0
9. Re-check the folder options
10. now change the values to the same

Strange, but works.

Failing that, you may have malware infection
Run a full updated Antivirus scan
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January 4, 2010 at 05:46:05
Go to the link below and search under H for hidden files. See if that is of any help.


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