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Folder option can not show me the hiddne file and folder.

After go to >tools >folder options>View tab> tik the show hidden files and folders>apply>ok but it not works. i can't see my hidden files nad folders.

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Re: folder option can not show me the hiddne file and...

Sometimes it happen in xp not abig problem just install new win xp and all the driver
ur prob is solved if u not do this no one can solve ur problem

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Re: folder option can not show me the hiddne file and...

This is a virus for xp user follow these steps:-

go to system start then run and type regedit thenfind this key HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE software microsoft windowscurrent version explorer advanced folder hidden showall

in your right pane show it DWORD key of CheckedValue delete it.....andcreate new DWORD key and give the name CheckedValue and enter 1 intovalue data.......

restart your pc..........i hope its work fine....

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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Hello I cannot see or open the files

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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.

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Control Panel -> Folder Options -> double click it -> View tab -> Advanced Settings -> look for "Hidden Files and Folders" -> select option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" -> Click OK
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How do I fix Error 8E5E05F6

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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:
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Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
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1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

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Can set up Windows XP to show hidden files/folders

go to controal panal in start then folder options then the view tab
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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)


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