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1. Normal Configuration (setting)
Most of us know how to set the Show Hidden Files from the Windows Explorer but if in case this tweak doesn't work we need to do something more important in the Registry or using Command Prompt. For beginners i also include how to set the Show Hidden Files in the Windows Explorer.
Step 1. Open Windows Explorer (eg. My Computer) and click on the Tools Menu as shown in below.



Step 2. Click on the Folder Options, you’ll see a toolbox (as shown below) :



Now click on the View Tab



Step 3. Check (select) the Show Hidden Files and Folders



Step 4. Apply and then OK
If this doesn’t workfollow then include the Step 5
Step 5. Scroll down the Folder Options toolbox and uncheck the “Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)



A warning dialog box will pop up, Click Yes


And then Apply – Ok

Even after you’re done all these changes and you can't still see the hidden files and folders, then go to next tip: Show Hidden Files and Folders_2

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im having a problem on my windows explorer,i cannot show my hidden files, i already changed the folder option to show hidden files but doesn't respond


there are plenty of steps u need to take: first of all scan ur computer with the updated anti virus, then download the www.malwarebytes.com install and scan ur pc then ur ur show hidden files will work

Sep 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Folder Option


show Hidden Files option is missing from folder option...


In windows explorer, when i go to "Tools" , "Folder Option" and click on the Tab "View" and under the "Hidden Files and Folders" it only shows "Do not show hidden files and folder" . The option for Show hidden files is missing
Before the fix

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This is caused by viruses ...

To fix this issue follow below steps..


1) open notepad.
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2) copy below text and paste in notepad.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30499"
"Type"="group"
"Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,53,00,\
48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\
00
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51131"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDEN]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30501"
"Type"="radio"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000002
"ValueName"="Hidden"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51104"

[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"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
"ValueName"="Hidden"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"





3) Save as fix.reg ( make sure to give the extention as fix.reg

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4) Double click on this file and click yes when prompted.

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5) Issue is fixed now. see the prof below.



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-- Let me know if still issues, will glad to help you.
Thanks.
Subhash Chandra.

Jul 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Dreamweaver MX 2004 does not launch


Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Macromedia\dreamweaver mx 2004

Rename the Configuration Folder to “Configuration old”.


Note: "USER" is your Windows username. If you are unable to see the “Local Settings” folder, it may be possible that you don’t have explorer set to view hidden files and folders. In explorer, click on Organize > Folder and Search Options, click on the View tab and enable “Show Hidden Files and Folders”. Click ok.

Jun 14, 2008 | Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

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Dreamweaver Corruption


you can recreate your configuration folder

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\dreamweaver 8

rename the configguration folder to "configuration old"


Note: "USER" is your Windows username. If you are unable to see the “Local Settings” folder, it may be possible that you don’t have explorer set to view hidden files and folders. In explorer, click on Tools > Folder Options, click on the View tab and enable “Show Hidden Files and Folders”. Click ok.

Apr 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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