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Can not view Hidden Files/Folders

I do not have a "Folder Options" folder under control panel nor in Explorer "tools" menu

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When you have a folder open... tap on the Alt key... you should see your menu now... folder options should be in tools... click on it... then click on the view tab... you will see show hidden folders in that list.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    unless you are logged in as an administrator you won't see that option



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Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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