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Hidden folders not visible even after i follow folder options to open hidden folders

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  • tendulkar Oct 21, 2007

    hidden folders not visible, even after i follow instructions in folder options to open hidden folders

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    same problem will try brontok removal tool and see if that helps?, was told to check if the folder is a shared folder? doen mean much to me

  • sumesh2003 May 04, 2009

    Hidden folders are not visible even after changing the folder options for viewing the hidden files and folders



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Your system is infected by a virus called Brontok..Any ways yo confirm..Click Start->Run->type regedit..If it doesn't work then its gotta be brontok..Google for brontok removal tool..
PS:If you dont do this quickly the virus will disable your task manager as well..

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Use winxp original cd and repair it sir it will fix ur problem

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My seagate 1Tb is actin strange.. when i try to explore it, it shows it's empty but when i check it through properties.. i have all my files hidden to it.. all my files got invisible.. please help..

Win 7 - open the drive on the computer, click the "organize" drop down menu on the left - go to "folder and search options" - select the second tab (view) - select "show hidden files, folder, and drives" - Hit apply then ok - all of your files should be visible now - select all files by hitting "CTRl" + "A" - right click on one of the files and select properties - uncheck hidden - when/if another window opens select the best option for you - now all your folders should be visible again - you can repeat the first few steps to make your hidden files invisible again if you wish.

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How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder Submitted by Srikanth on...

How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder2761870.jpg Submitted by Srikanth on Thursday, 10 December 200930 Comments Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder.

How to create a Password Protected Folder
Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC.
Step-2: Now in this folder place all the important files, documents or any folders that you want to password protect.
Step-3: Now Right-click on this folder (ABC) and select the option Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Step-4: Now a new compressed zipped folder gets created next this folder (ABC) with the same name.
Step-5: Double-click on this compressed zipped folder and you should see your original folder (ABC) here.
Step-6: Now goto the File menu and select the option Add a password.
ie: File -> Add a password
Now a small window will pop up and here you can set your desired password. Once the password is set, the folder will ask for the password every time it is opened. Thus you have now created the password protected folder.

How to make it Invisible
Step-1: Now Right-click on this password protected folder and select Properties.
Step-2: At the bottom select the option Hidden and press OK. Now your folder gets invisible (hidden).
Step-3: In order to unhide this folder go to My Computer – >Tools -> Folder options. Switch to View tab, scroll down and under Hidden files and folders you’ll see the following two options
  • Do not show hidden files and folders
  • Show hidden files and folders
Now select the second option and press OK. Now the invisible folder becomes visible in it’s location. To access it you need the password. To make it invisible again repeat step -1 through step-3 and select the first option and click OK. Now the folder becomes invisible once again.
I hope you like this post. Pass your comments!! Cheers

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Showing hidden files

Click start control panel,folder options select view scroll down to hidden files and folders tick in show hidden files and folders
or in the folder options place a tick in the single click to open circlce/box
hope this helps

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Someone put a passcode on it and they forgot it and im in a differnt country away from my computer is there any possiblities to fix tht

Can you try this,
1. Plug in your iPod 2. Open my "My Computer" 3. Locate your iPod's drive 4. Confirm that you can see all folders, hidden and shown To confirm this Go to Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > Click the "View" tab > Under Hidden Files and Folders "Select Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives" This will make visible all hidden files on your computer. 5. Back to the iPod open iPod_Control 6. Open the "Device Folder" 7. Rename the "_locked" file to "_unlocked" Exit all folders and safely remove your iPod. Then check to see if it is resolved.

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Sir I tried to copy the pictures from camera to my PC but its not opening n show no folder in side the camera but when i take out the connection from PC it automatically showing the pics in cam.Will you...

Hi, the photos are visible in the Camera and not when connected to camera because in Windows the photos are hidden. You can view the hidden files by following below mentioned steps:

Please connect the Camera to the Computer, then open the Folder containing the Photos:

Click on Tools>Folder Options>View tab>select Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives option.

Then, click OK. Now the photos should be visible in Windows.

Please reply me if you face any problem in following the above mentioned steps.

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On the Windows side, you can also easily access your iPod's hidden files. First, right-click your iPod. Then, select Tools ® Folder Options. This takes you to Control Panel ® Folder Options. Select the View tab, as shown in Figure 3-17.

Figure 3-17. Showing your hidden files

Under "Hidden files and folders," change "Do not show hidden files and folders" to "Show hidden files and folders." Click Apply to All Folders, and now all the invisible files on your iPod will be visible

Now open my computer. open your ipod and then open the file labled ipod control. Find the file that says "LOCK" or something like that. DELETE IT. If you do not see the file, you can run a search for it. Just make sure that you are deleteing the file lock thats in your iPod and not anywhere else on your computer!

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Files hidden in memory card

open any folder in your pc. click on tools -- folder ---option -- view. select show hidden files and folders. deselect hide extension for known file types. de-select hide protected operating system files. Now you can view your hidden songs files. Kindly use attrib command with *.* option through command prompt with -s -h option to convert them back to normal files. Kindly do comment back if you don't know how to use cmd prompt. I'll post the complete procedure.

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Hidden files are not showing

Hi there.
It sounds like you have a virus on your machine, apart from not being able to view hidden files and folders is there anything else thats going wrong with the PC at all?
for example on start-up do you get any strange error messages or has the recycle bin name been changed?

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Hidden files are not visible

start ----- run ----- regedit -------- HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE ------- software -------- microsoft --------- windows -------- current version ------- explorer -------- advanced ------- folder ------- hidden --------- showall

there we check DWORD VALU of CheckedValue = 0 for not save
1 for save(by defult)

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Hidden folders not visible even after i follow all instructions in folder options to open hidden folders

Go to "Start" "Search" now click on "More Advanced Options" tick the box "Search Hidden Folders" then type a folder you wish to find and an un-hidden or if you can't remember what it's exacly called click on"Look In" then pick a place you think it will be then click search and it should find it then right click on the folder then click properties then untick "Hidden" then click "OK"

Good luck. Hope this solution was helpful.

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