Can't Unhide Folders

November 22, 2010 at 18:36:23
Specs: Windows XP
I searched other discussion for this answer but it seems the suggested solutions did not solve the problem I have.

I have several folders that are hidden and the hide/unhide tick box in the folder properties is disabled. I tried the attrib command in the command prompt but "Not resetting system file" shows back. I also tried the regedit and it still didn't fix this prob but I am not sure if I did the right setting in the regedit. All my folders shows a link which won't open my hidden folders either.

Would be great if somebody could help.
Davis


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#1
November 23, 2010 at 07:02:41
You might check out this page.

http://www.troublefixers.com/folder...

to see if that helps.

let me know if it works or if you are still stuck.


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#2
November 23, 2010 at 16:37:30
It's not a NOFOLDEROPTIONS setting. It's the hide/unhide option in the properties of my folder that's disabled.

Still haven't found any solution to this after several days now. The net seem to have to solution posted yet.


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#3
March 15, 2011 at 18:25:10
i also had that kind of problem with my folders. i also did what davis had but still no luck. all my folders in my documents are hidden with their folder properties hide/unhide option are disabled.

would be glad if anyone has a solution for this.


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#4
June 5, 2011 at 04:05:05
right click on the folder > properties > customize > change icon

apply, close properties then right click again and u can unhide your folder


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#5
June 5, 2011 at 07:32:31

Let's see if this solves the problem...

Download unhide.exe
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

Save it to the Desktop:
Double click on unhide.exe to run it

Restart the computer.

Let us know.


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#6
June 5, 2011 at 10:40:30
perhaps it was done in group policies then?

mike


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#7
June 5, 2011 at 12:37:22
davis80,

Let’s open the Registry editor to view the Registry.

Click: Start > Run.
Once Run is open, type in regedit
Click OK

Once you have regedit open, you see the "folders" HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS, and HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

We need to go here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced \ Folder \ Hidden \ SHOWALL\
CheckedValue

To get there, click on the [+] next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Next, click the + next to the following, in sequence:
Software
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion
Explorer
Advanced
Folder
Hidden
SHOWALL

Right click SHOWALL, and select Export.

In the Export Registry File prompt, Save in: Desktop
File name: regexp1
Click: Save

The info will be on the Desktop as regexp1.reg


Now, go to regexp1, right click the reg file, and select:
Open with > Notepad
Notepad contains the info we need.


Please post the Notepad info from regexp1 in your reply.

Please do not do anything else with these files!!


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#8
June 6, 2011 at 09:02:07
Key Name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 11/2/2006 - 5:52 AM
Value 0
Name: RegPath
Type: REG_SZ
Data: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Value 1
Name: Text
Type: REG_SZ
Data: @shell32.dll,-30500

Value 2
Name: Type
Type: REG_SZ
Data: radio

Value 3
Name: CheckedValue
Type: REG_DWORD
Data: 0x1

Value 4
Name: ValueName
Type: REG_SZ
Data: Hidden

Value 5
Name: DefaultValue
Type: REG_DWORD
Data: 0x2

Value 6
Name: HKeyRoot
Type: REG_DWORD
Data: 0x80000001

Value 7
Name: HelpID
Type: REG_SZ
Data: shell.hlp#51105



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#9
June 6, 2011 at 09:03:25
i was having the same problem heres my info

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