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Hidden files How 2 get my option available again in the VIEW menu i.e. "Folder options" via which I can view my HIDDEN files. I'm using WINDOWS 98

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Hi,

When you open the window "My Computer" you need to open the "Folder options". under "Folder Options" you have three tabs, you need to click on the "View" tab.
Under "View" tab you have an option as "Hidden files and folders", you may select the option according to your choice over there.

Note : - In win XP the "Folder options" are present under the "Tools" tab, however it might be under the "View" tab in the "my computer" in win 98. I don't have a Win 98 handy to check that. i am sure you would be able to find that out. Once you have the "Folder options" the steps are same as mentioned above.

Hope that resolves your issue. Will wait for tee rating.

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Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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Files can be hidden in Windows for a variety of reasons. Certain system files can be hidden so that a careless user doesn't accidentally delete or modify them. Personal files might be hidden by their creator so that other users can't view them. And malware or spyware programs might install themselves and hide the files to make them harder to find.

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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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Hi, If you are receiving Error 8e5e05f6 when you sign into Windows Live Messenger 2009, please try the following:

1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
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1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
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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 :
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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 .
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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

http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

About this Virus/Worm:
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So how to clean the virus then? I found some solution from the following link and have successfully cleaned it from my system.

http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

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): http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

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

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