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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kzitil, May 2, 2009.

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  1. kzitil

    kzitil Thread Starter

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    I am running XP on a Toshiba and use Norton Internet Security 2008. I had set it to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" in Folder Options, in Control Panel. Inexplicably, that setting changed by itself and, now, when I manually click on "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and then "Apply", the change does not happen and I cannot view some of my folders (i.e. "Local") . Moreover, my system will not allow itself to be restored to an earlier point in time under System Restore.

    I urgently need advice how I can get "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and "System Restore" working again!
     
  2. Tufenuf

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    kzitil, For the hidden files problem go to the link below and scroll down to line 155 (left column) and right click on "Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/Folders", choose Save Target As and save it somewhere you can easily find it. Double click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Have you tried doing a System Restore in the safe mode option with the Command prompt in Windows XP?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

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