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"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blaqsolace, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. blaqsolace

    blaqsolace Thread Starter

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    When I click on "tools" on the menu bar in any folder that I am exploring and subsequently click on "folder options" I notice that the "view" tab is completely missing. The only tab I have access to is "file types"

    This creates a serious problem when dealing with hidden folders that were hidden prior to me having knowledge of this "view" feature being absent.

    What are my options to restore this "view" tab so that I can view the hidden files that I need access to?

    TIA
     
  2. Augie65

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    Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
    Start> Run> type: regedit and hit OK. Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    Advanced

    Click on Advanced folder in the left pane and look for Hidden in the right panel. Set the value to 1 to show and 2 to hide.
    If not there, create DWORD value with Value name: Hidden and set the value as above.

    Edit: Forgot to add, you need to restart computer for settings to be changed.
     
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