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Solved: Can't see hidden files anymore.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xtrplpqtl, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. xtrplpqtl

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    I had my PC (athlon 2300, winXP sp2) set so I could see hidden files, just so I could know what was going on in my hard drive. As of yesterday I can't, and re-setting the see hidden files option doesn't work anymore.
    Last major change I made was uninstalling Norton SystemWorks, a.k.a. ResourceHog, which was giving me a huge headache, and have been using Activescan and Kaspersky online scanners and CureIt free antivirus.

    I've no clue as to why that happened, and being unable to control my own PC aggravates me to no end. Can virus o hijackers do this? Any ideas on how to restore the option?
     
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    Yeh, I remember now, it started after I'd used a friend's pendrive on my PC w/o checking it first, and got some malware (Lineage worm and a "clean.something") infection. I ran Activescan and got rid of the buggers, but the show hidden files option went nuts.

    Going through the threads now, will keep progress posted. Thanks for the reply.
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    [Edit] Would it do any good to post the regquery.bat, query.bat, perm.bat and look.bat logs or should I just try the fix.reg file?
     
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    Nevermind, I just deleted the registry entry manually and replaced it as the other thread suggested and presto! Problem solved.

    Many thanks Tufenuf.

    Viktor.
     
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    xtrplpqtl, Glad to see that you corrected the problem. You could mark this thread "Solved" using the Thread Tools at the top of your first post.

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