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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Re: unable to activate show hidden folders
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;
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try create new folder rename new folder in temp as (Temporary) copy drivers for XP 32 bit in directory Temp click with right button on mouse on program then with left mouse button click properties and with left button click Compatibility and mark Run this program in compatibilitiy mode for Windows xp (Service Pack2) then click apply and ok after that run driver and install
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).
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!