hiding file and folders in Windows XP

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January 21, 2010 at 11:00:12
Specs: Windows XP
I need some help here
if I cant see the hiding file and folder even if i use show hiding file and folders

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January 21, 2010 at 12:40:22
Registry checks.
1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R)
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.

Open Regedit.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Go to the rightside of the window, where the values are. Find the value "Hidden". Rightclick it and modify it to 1.
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The "Repair Regedit" button resets Regedit view state information to the defaults.

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January 21, 2010 at 12:59:09
auwal, It may also be a protected operating system file. Go into Folder Options>View tab and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended), click Apply/OK.


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January 21, 2010 at 14:16:49
Might try command line attrib

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