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Show hidden files and folders doesn't work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by themacfreak, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. themacfreak

    themacfreak Thread Starter

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    For the past couple of days I am not able to view my hidden files and folders. I tried repeatedly to activate show hidden files and folders but it doesn't work. I couldn't find and gpedit option either. I have XP pro sp2 and have done a recent virus and spyware scan
    thanks
    ryan
     
  2. Augie65

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    If you are comfortable with using the registry, you can check this setting.
    Start> Run > type: regedit and hit OK.
    Go to this key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    Advanced

    Click on the Advanced folder in the left pane and in the right panel, look for the value name Hidden.
    The value data should be 1 = show hidden, 2 = do not show
    If you make a change, you have to reboot for it to take effect.
     
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