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Restore 'my documents' folder to viewable and not hidden files

I goofed and mistakenly clicked on 'hide' for all the files in 'my documents'. How do I restore these files to regular viewing ?

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Re: restore 'my documents' folder to viewable and not...

First in the folder push on controlle then click a in the same time if u have hidden files a msg will apeer go folder option second tab and scroll down and choose show hidden files,,u will see them then right click the hidden file and remove the hidden and puut the read only

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Can a person hide and or alter files on Windows 8.1? And how can I find them

  1. In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  2. Select the files or folders you want to hide or unhide.
  3. Click or tap the Hide selected items button on the View tab.
  4. Select the Hidden items check box on the View tab to show hidden files or folders.

Feb 24, 2015 | Operating Systems

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My C drive shows 29 GB full but when I check my folders it only adds up to 7 GB! Can you help to find the rest?

open command prompt
type the code exactly as written
cd/ (press enter)
dir /a:h (press enter)

If it shows two files like hiberfil.sys and/or pagefil.sys do lemme know
There is nothing to worry it happens some times. I will give you the cure if the same.
rate if you like

Feb 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Business with...

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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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How do I fix Error 8E5E05F6

Try the following:

1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
1. A. Windows XP :
1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1. a.ii. On the “Tools” menu, click on “folder options”.
1.a.iii. On the “view” tab, locate “Advanced settings” and then follow these steps:
Check the option “Show Hidden files and folders”
Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
Clear the option, “Hide file extensions for know file types check box”.
1. a.iv. Click ok and close the window.
1.B. Windows Vista :
1.b.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1.b.ii. In the Explorer window, click “Organize”
1.b.iii. Choose “Folder and Search Options”.
1.b.iv. In the folder options window, click on “View” tab
1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

2. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder :
2. a. Click on “Start”; double click on “My computer”
2. b. Browse to the location
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Windows logon name>\Local settings\Application Data\Microsoft
Windows Vista:
C:\Users\<Your Windows logon name>\App Data\Local\Microsoft
2. c. Delete “Windows live contacts folder” completely.
Note: Ensure to exit Windows live Messenger from the task manager before deleting Windows live contacts cache folder, otherwise you will get an error prompting that you can’t delete the folder .
2. d. Try signing into Windows Live Messenger.

Sep 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Hidden files shown aoyomatically on startup

are you wanting to hide a few files? or you can right click each file ..go to properties and click HIDE that should work

May 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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What happens if we delete hidden directory system volume informat

Hidden directories most often serve to hide important operating system-related files and user preferences. This is mostly to protect the files. But malicious programs (malware, viruses, trojans) can also use this functionality to hide their presence.

The System Volume Information folder is a hidden system folder that the System Restore tool uses to store its information and restore points. System Volume Information (SVI) is the name of the data store where Windows XP and Windows Vista keeps its System Restore files and registration databases. System Restore not only saves copies of critical system files, it also performs automated registry hive backup.

There is one SVI folder per drive being monitored by System Restore. You can not view/access the SVI folder by default but there is a way to make them visible. You might need to gain access to this folder for troubleshooting purposes.

Basically, if you delete the System Volume Information folder, you will no longer have the files and data needed to restore your system to a previous state. For example, if Windows crashes or is stuck in a continuous boot cycle, you can use System Restore to restore your system to a previous "healthy" state. However, if there are no files or registry backups available, this tool is then no longer available to you. Also, if you ever decided to use System Restore, you would need to re-create the foler in the same path so that the system files can be stored there again.

Hopefully, you backup your system and keep good backups often...

Apr 13, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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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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Hi Mykk

If you are using Microsoft windows then follow the following steps to hide any files and folder:

1. Right click the file or folder that you want to hide
2. Go to Properties
3. Now in the Attribute Section (Below the size of files or folder)
4. Now You'll be able to see two check box option i.e. "Read-only" & "Hidden".
5. Now check mark the Hidden Option in Attribute Section.
6. Click Apply Button.
7. Confirm the option to apply settings to Subfolder & files(This confirmattion is asked only if you are hiding any folder).
8. Click OK.

9Now you'll be seeing that the folder or file's color has been changed that means you have hidden file or folder Successfully.

10. Now Go to "Tools" in menu bar
11. Click "Folder options"
12. Go to "View" Tab
13. Now in Hidden files and folder optin below Select the redio box i.e. "Do not show hidden files and folders"
14. Click Apply button
15. Click Ok

To Unhide your files or folder follow the steps from 10-15, by just making changes in step 13.
You just have to select the radio box i.e. "Show hidden files and folders.
(Rate me after you have got ur solution)


Aug 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I am getting an error " registry editor disabled by administrator"

your win XP 2 infected with virus. Maybe rontokbro@mm. to restore back the regedit. download this file

save to your desktop then

Right-click the UnHookExec.inf file and click install. (This is a small file. It does not display any notice or boxes when you run it).

Hope it's work for you.

Feb 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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