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Unable to activate show hidden folders

I am using XP professiona service pack2 (version 2002). When I activate show hidden folders and click apply and OK, but still it goes back to do not show hidden folders option automatically. This is making me unable to see hidden folders in my system.

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Hi,

Based on your description, the OS is infected with a virus. The virus controls this so as to prevent you from seeing "unknown", "unfamiliar" files/folders and thus itself. Th easiest is to run your antivirus and an online scanner, clean/delete said viruses from your system and their support files. Some other indicators are, Task Manager will not show, "msconfig" will run but auto close as well as what you posted, Folder Options will not engage.

Additionally, you could try to:

  • download, install and run RRT.exe to force the registry into removing these restrictions;
  • download, install and run AdAware.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders in Windows XP 1. Open My Computer 2. Click...


How To Show Hidden Files And Folders in Windows XP

1. Open My Computer

2. Click Tools, then Folder Options

3. Click on the View tab

4. Under the "Hidden Files And Folders" select "Show Hidden Files And Folders"

5. Remove the checks from "Hide Extenstions For Known File Types" and "Hide Protected Operating System Files" if checked.

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Note you may have to scroll down to until you see both options. Also you may get the below pop up. You just need to click on the "Yes"

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6. Click Apply and OK

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How to check whether a virus has effected a PC


Most common type of virus disable the windows capability to show hidden files. To check whether the computer does not have virus , goto My Computer > Tools (Tab) > Folder Options > View >

Select "Show Hidden Files and Folders"

Click apply and ok

Again repeat the same procedure and check whether the selected "Show hidden files and folders" is still active or its been return to the "Don't show hidden files and folders".

If its still active then it means virus has not effected the system of at least you could delete the hidden virus files.

If it automatically return to the "Don't show...", virus has effected you system. Then go for a good anti-virus software.

on Dec 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Why i cant view my hidden folders?


download that file and execute it. It will do the settings and restarting the explorer

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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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Here are the steps to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta from the computer:
Note: These steps are only for Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
1) Click on Start, click on my computer.
2) Browse to C:\WINDOWS\
Note: You will have to unhide the files and folders:
1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, click Run, type userinit.exe , and then click OK.
2. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
3) Double click on the folder “ie8′.
4) Double click on the folder “spuninst”.
5) Double click on the executable “spuninst.exe”.
Follow the prompts and then click on “Finish” to restart the computer.
Your Internet Explorer will roll back to the previous version (IE7 or IE6).

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Unable to activate show hidden folders


You are right that this is because of a virus attack. The virus has changed somethign in the registry. Follow the below methods:
Method 1:Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1.
Now you’re all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect.
Method 2:1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R)
2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok”.
3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key.
5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.
6. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally. Enjoy! 

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Iam not able to view hidden folders


Click on "My Computer"
Click on "Tools" at top of screen
Click on "Folder Options"
Select "Show Files and Hidden Folders"
you're done!

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Could not select "show hidden files & folders" in folders option


go to system registry.......click start then run and type regedit then find this key HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE software microsoft windows current version explorer advanced folder hidden showall

in your right pane show it DWORD key of CheckedValue delete it.....and create new DWORD key and give the name CheckedValue and enter 1 into value data.......

restart your pc..........
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Folder option can not show me the hiddne file and folder.


sometimes it happen in xp not abig problem just install new win xp and all the driver
ur prob is solved if u not do this no one can solve ur problem

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