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Windows folder cannot be hidden

I have a strange problem with my windows.i cannot make any folders hidden. If made hidden it cannot be vieved again even after changing it in folder options. plz help me...

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Hi its a virus.

Heres the fix for it.

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.

alternatively use this tool

Smart Virus Remover

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