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folder option problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kellychristopher, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. kellychristopher

    kellychristopher Thread Starter

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    I have a strange problem on win xp SP3. I check the: tools-folder options-'hide extensions for known file types' and 3 or 4 times a day, without a restart or logoff/logon, windows folders will start showing all file extensions. The time intervals are random. I have bitdefender as antivirus. Is this possibly a 'security' measure taken by windows or my antivirus? Thanks
     
  2. raybro

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    Perhaps I'm missing something, but I do not recognize Tools-Folder Options. Folder Options I'm familiar with is located in the Control Panel. Is that what you intended?

    BTW... Welcome to TSG Forums...
     
  3. Phantom010

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    From any folder (or from My Computer), click Tools > Folder Options.
     
  4. raybro

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    Guess that explains it. I've been using Explorer²Lite in place of Windows Explorer for a long time now. Looks like I don't remember Much about Windows Explorer... I'll back out of this one and go to bed now :eek:
     
  5. JennyJackson01

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    Just a small point but you must make sure you APPLY, then OK it. (Don`t just OK it) Try making the change and then rebooting to see if that sorts it out.
     
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