Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Show Hidden Files and Folders Option Missing or Does Not Work

When you go to open the Folder Options and click the View tab, both the radio buttons Do not show hidden files and folders and Show hidden files and folders may be enabled.






To Solve this issue , download the fix from here and extract it. you will find a file named desktopsetting.reg . double click on that and run, you will get some warning messages you will have to click on OK. that's it.

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how to find a hidden doument that is taking up loads of memorey on a almio pro


If you are using Windows XP, to show hidden files:

1.

Open Folder Options in Control Panel.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.

2.

On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
For Windows Vista and 7:
1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clickingAppearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

May 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My C drive shows 29 GB full but when I check my folders it only adds up to 7 GB! Can you help to find the rest?


open command prompt
type the code exactly as written
cd/ (press enter)
dir /a:h (press enter)

If it shows two files like hiberfil.sys and/or pagefil.sys do lemme know
There is nothing to worry it happens some times. I will give you the cure if the same.
rate if you like

Feb 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Business with...

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How can i view hidden files in windows xp?


Kindly follow the following steps to view your hidden files in your PC...

1. Double click & Open the 'Windows Explorer / My Computer'

2. From the file menu bar select 'Tools'

3. Select 'Folder Options'

4. Select the 'View' Tab on the Option Window

5. In that tab you will find 'Hidden Files & Folders' with a folder icon

6. Select the 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' by selecting the radio button.

7. Then select 'Apply'

Now you will be able to view the hidden files & folders in your system. I have enclosed the screen shots for your better reference.


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Jun 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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how can i view my hidden files ?


Show hidden files
Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.
  1. Click to open Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

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Do not know to find a hidden window


If you have Windows XP, open up any folder, go up to TOOLS, then Click on Folder Options, After that click on the VIEW tab. You should now see where it says Advanced settings, go down and click on " Show Hidden Files And Folders"

For Vista Open up any folder, click on ORGANIZE at the top and scroll down to Folders and Search Options. Once in the Folder options click on the View Tab, you should then see where you can click on " Show Hidden Files and Folders"

I would suggest once you get that folder back, go back into the folder options and click on the Do Not Show Hidden files, because when you show the hidden files you are also showing important system folders.

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