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Folder options not seen in tools menu

Hi i am unable to see the folder options not seen in tools menu. pl help srinivas

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Re: folder options not seen in tools menu

Click tools, then folder options, then click the view tab then look down list to tick 'show hidden files'.

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How to view hidden files in windows 7?

Open Explorer, press ALT and T on the keyboard. This should pull down Tools menu, click on Folder Options. Click on VIEW tab then tick the Show Hidden Files and Folders option. That should display the hidden files for Windows 7.
Hope this helps.

May 01, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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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.




Jun 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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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:

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\
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! 

Mar 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I couldn't view the hidden files when i apply show hidden files in my folder options in tools menu in menu bar.

Folder Options is removed from Tools in Windows by a virus. The virus is called W32.Rontokbro@mm OR W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM

The removal of this virus is slightly difficult. Antivirus can't remove it automatically. However detailed procedure to remove it is available at

About this Virus/Worm:
What it does is creating new files which looked like a folder but its actually a .exe file. Unless you’ve enabled the view extensions in the folder options or else you won’t see the .exe extension of the file. The file is approximately 43.7Kb and normally people will click to open it because it looked like a folder. So after you’ve open it, the virus will run each time during startup and keep on spreading and spreading… into the harddrives.

More troubles coming up. Normally when you click “Tools” in explorer, there’s a “folder options” underneath it. Once the pc is infected with the virus, the Folder Options will be missing, which disabled you to change the options to view the extension of the files. So when you see a new folder appeared from nowhere and you clicked to open it out of curiousity, the virus spread more again. Moreover, the virus disabled the registry edit where you will see this message “Registry edit is disabled by the administrator” everytime you try to edit the registry.

So how to clean the virus then? I found some solution from the following link and have successfully cleaned it from my system.

It will help you to get rid of this virus named W32.Rontokbro@mm aka brontok.a and to get back your hidden files. Source(s):

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

Mar 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Can not view Hidden Files/Folders

in the tips section check the tip i have released and u will get a solution for your problem

scan ur system with mcafee 8.5i

Feb 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Folder options in tool menu bar

go to >programs>my computer and open the C: drive. This is only to allow you to access the >tools menu and folder options. there you can scroll down and elect to see hidden files, extensions and system files. change the settings as needed and you shouls be able to see your hidden files.

Sep 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Task manager disabled by the administrator


To regain access to your Task Manager and Folder Options, the quickest remedy for the moment would be to download and run RRT.exe. It is "Remove Restriction Tool" and available here.

For Anti-Virus, you can try AntiVir by Avira available here. Additionally, you may want to download and install Lavasoft's Ad-Aware here. Upon download, install and update. Thereafter run a full scan. Pls follow on screen instructions.

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.

Apr 27, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Folder option

may be you are only using the USER account so folder options are not available... there are full administrative right to use folder option so have a check with this...

in case you are administrator then also it s not available means this may be due to virus attack some system files have became unstable .... so try reinstalling operating system ...
and in further dont forget to use updated antivirus......

Feb 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Folder option hide in xp

open my computer... at tools menu click folder options... then click view tab and click the button show all hidden files and folders...

Jan 21, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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