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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jamsheed1, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. jamsheed1

    jamsheed1 Thread Starter

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    Hello Guys,

    I have an IBM T41 laptop wich has win xp installed, I got a problem with my computer.

    When ever i try to open hiden file i have first i have to mark show hiden file from folder options, but it doesnt eccespt that changed and i can see hiden files.

    actually when i go back to folder option still that option of show hiden files is not marked dispite i try to mark it apply and ok. but still it goes on that way that is it was.

    is there any way that i can fix this problem i believe that it is a kind of virus that has changed the registry of my Laptop.

    any help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Hashmat
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Are you able to view your hidden files
     
  3. jamsheed1

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    thank for replay.

    No,that is the problem, I tried many time to mark ( show hiden file) option after i apply that and then i check a gain folder option, it is set back to ( dont show hiden files) and there for i cant view hidden files.
     
  4. devil_himself

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    Lets see if it enables hidden files

    Start >> run >> regedit

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\

    Setting the Hidden setting to 1 shows hidden files, setting it to 0 does not show hidden files

    This will show hidden or system files, but not files that are both hidden and system.
     
  5. jamsheed1

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    Hello again
    I tried what u said but still i couldnt see my hidden files, after i restarted the computer i check again the regitery the value of hidden settings were changed back to 2 instead of 0 or 1
     
  6. devil_himself

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    Go to the registry editor ... change the value to 0 as told above ... after that

    Download this regfile
    Line 30 --- Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Merge it with registry

    Restart your computer .. come back and check if the registry value has change back to 2 or not
     
  7. jamsheed1

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    Hello,

    I did tried what you said but no luck man still the same problem.

    I am out of idea plz help me to get it fixed.

    Thanks
     
  8. devil_himself

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    Downlaod the attached rar file >> unzip it >> Then Run it
    A notepad will pop-up .... copy and paste everything here
     

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    jamsheed1 Thread Starter

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    Hello again
    Here are the results I hope it help us to figure out the way how to fix it.

    Thanks




    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30500"
    "Type"="radio"
    "ValueName"="Hidden"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"
    "CheckedValue"="0"
     
  10. jamsheed1

    jamsheed1 Thread Starter

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    Hello guys

    any body knows how to fix this problem???
     
  11. devil_himself

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    Hello ....

    IMPORTANT ************************

    FIRST backup your registry .... using ERUNT

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

    _________________________________________________________________

    Now

    Go to Start >> RUn >> regedit >> navigate to ...

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

    Now right click on,and delete the value "CheckedValue" in the right hand window.

    Now create a new "DWORD Value" called exactly CheckedValue in the right hand window.
    Double click on CheckedValue.
    In the opening 'Edit DWORD Value' box,set the 'Value data:' to 1

    Press Ok,exit regedit,restart your pc.

    Hope this solves your problem
     
  12. jamsheed1

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    Hello dear,

    Thanks for the help it worked, I will mark this thread as solved.

    thanks for the help once a gain
     
  13. devil_himself

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    Glad We can help ....

    Regards
    DH
     
  14. ppn

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    I had the same problem with folder options... and it worked for me toooo
    thanks...
     
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