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How to recover Folder Options missing from Tools menu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ishak, May 30, 2006.

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  1. ishak

    ishak Thread Starter

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    H!, I want to display Hidden files from my pc that uses WinXP. However, I can't do it coz Tools/Folder Options is missing from Windows Exlorer. The Folder Options folder also is not avaialble form Control Panel.

    i guess a virus may have infected the pc coz whenever I leave the pc idle on for a short time (e.g. 15min. or so ), I get alert message from my anti-virus software (McAffe) that a virus named W32/[email protected] was detected and deleted from C:\_restore{FEC9B524-0FBC-4D1A-... folderAND infected the file named A0014181.exe located in the C partition.

    I want to remove this folder (_restore) manually but can't have access to it coz it's hidden. pleez help.

    Ishak.
     
  2. bonk

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    Have you tried running some virus scans in Safemode??
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    You remove it by disabling System Restore, rebooting, and then re-enabling it.
     
  4. ishak

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    Thanx DoubleHelix, I followed your instructions and managed to solve the problem.

    Ishak
     
  5. czarofaces

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    Hey dude you probably might have solved your problem regarding virus but can anybody tell me how to regain the folder option itself without restoring. Actually I am very new in tech terms, and dont know what will happen if I restore the system and exactly don know when this problem was generated so confused in date for system to restore to. That same thing (as Ishak) happened to me because of some virus , I some how got to clean that through antivirus and the remaining things I deleted from regedit, one strange thing I noticed is I cant have access to regedit as a user other than administrator, but logging in as administrator gimme access to regedit, I checked whether the user is given administrator privilege or not, but it was given that previlege by administrator already even then it is saying not permitted to access regedit.


    Can anybody solve my problem.

    I just wanna have that option to be there in tools options.
     
  6. bonk

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    Check here go Start>>Run type control userpasswords2 click OK.
     
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    I ran line 129 and said yes to the changes. I still can't access folder options off the tools menu in explorer
     
  9. Tufenuf

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    systemshot, Did you restart your computer after running that fix? Is Folder Options actually listed in the Tools menu in Windows Explorer? Is it listed in yiur Control Panel?

    You could download the free tool called Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT) at the link below.

    Make sure you boot in to Safe Mode to use Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT).

    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...regedit-and-folder-options-disabled-by-virus/

    Tufenuf
     
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