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Display hidden files and folders radio button can not be set

OS: WinXP SP2

In 'Folder Options', when I try to set 'Display Hidden Files and Folders' radio button, it always returns back to 'Do not Display....' option after pressing ok button.

In Windows Explorer, I can not see any hidden files or folders.

What could be done to rectify this problem?

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Folder options.... view... read down a few items and you will see display hidden folders and files... click apply... it likely will not work unless you are signed in as an administrator...

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Files can be hidden in Windows for a variety of reasons. Certain system files can be hidden so that a careless user doesn't accidentally delete or modify them. Personal files might be hidden by their creator so that other users can't view them. And malware or spyware programs might install themselves and hide the files to make them harder to find.

But whatever the reason a file is hidden, you can view hidden files if you want to in Windows. To set Windows to show hidden files, open a folder or go into Windows Explorer and under the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Go to the View tab, and under the heading "Hidden files and folders," click the radio button next to "Show hidden files and folders." Then click Apply or OK.

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