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Folder Options When I click on Tools in windows explorer, folder options is not there? How do I unhide it?

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Hi Hugo
This is the work of a virus .First of all you get an Antivirus and a good one it should be .Update it with latest definitions aand run a full system scan. After this use your system restore utility to restore your Pc to a date when it worked fine
Also use a registry repair tool to repair your registry settings.
Good Luck

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When i click on new folder option it does nothing


Which operating system ?
Restore Folder Options in Windows XP
Windows XP has several viewing options that you can modify for folders in Windows Explorer. These include being able to customize whether you activate items by clicking them once or twice, whether Windows displays hidden and protected files and several other options.
If you have played with these options in an attempt to determine how you prefer to use your computer, you may accidentally reach the point where you have changed so many items that you are unsure of how to revert to the original configuration.
For this reason, Windows XP allows you to restore the folder options to their defaults by clicking a button.
Open Windows Explorer.
Two of the fastest ways to do this are by clicking the "Start" button and then clicking "My Computer" and by double clicking the "My Computer" icon on the desktop.

Click the "Tools" drop-down menu and select "Folder Options."

Click the "General" tab, and then click the "Restore Defaults" button if you would like to restore the default settings for the "Common Tasks" bar on the left side of folders, whether new folders open in the same window or a new window and whether items open with a single click or double click.


Click the "View" tab, and then click the "Restore Defaults" button if you would like to restore any advanced view settings to their defaults, such as whether Windows displays hidden and protected files.


Click the "Reset All Folders" button if you would like to restore the default viewing option to all folders, such as the detailed view or list view.

Click "OK" to save your changes.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003

May 18, 2013 | Compaq CQ56-219WM Intel Celeron 900...

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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 if SP3 is installed after the IE update?


Here are the steps to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta from the computer:
Note: These steps are only for Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
1) Click on Start, click on my computer.
2) Browse to C:\WINDOWS\
Note: You will have to unhide the files and folders:
1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, click Run, type userinit.exe , and then click OK.
2. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
3) Double click on the folder “ie8′.
4) Double click on the folder “spuninst”.
5) Double click on the executable “spuninst.exe”.
Follow the prompts and then click on “Finish” to restart the computer.
Your Internet Explorer will roll back to the previous version (IE7 or IE6).

on Jun 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Hii,, i hv made some folders hidden ..and now when i am trying to unhide i m not able to find folder options.. my operating system is vista home basic.. when i am typing regedit in search option it is...


Here are the some steps you can do to enable your folder option .

To enable REGISTRY EDITING

Type gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box and goto: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System
in right-side pane, set "Prevent access to Registry editing tools" to either Not Configured or Disabled.

Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. it'll open Registry Editor, now go to following keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer
In right-side pane, check whether a DWORD value named NoFolderOptions exists or not? If it exists, delete it.


2. If you don't want to do any registry editing and are not familiar with editing the registry, then you can simply download following file, extract it and then run the .REG file:

DOWNLOAD FOLDER OPTION REGISTRY FILE

Jul 17, 2011 | 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.


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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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Cant unhide files


for this issue there is a registry fix :

Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1.

surely this will work

Mar 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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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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Personalization don't reflect once restarted or shutdown


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836914

To resolve this problem, enable the Userdata persistence security setting. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
  3. Under Select a Web content zone, click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
  4. In Settings, click Enable in the Miscellaneous section under Userdata persistence, and then click OK.
  5. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to change the security settings for this zone, click Yes.
  6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box, and then close all Internet Explorer windows.
If the problem persists, delete the WindowsUpdate[x].xml files in your UserData folder. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Click Start, click Run type explorer in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate the UserData folder. This folder is in one of the following locations:
    • Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

      C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UserData
    • Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003

      C:\Documents and Settings\Username\UserData
  4. Typically, the UserData folder contains four subfolders. Open each folder, and then delete any files that take the following form: WindowsUpdate[n].xmlTo delete a file, right-click the file, and then click Delete.

    Note You may see multiple versions of these files in the folders. Some of the folders may be empty. Delete all these files that you find.

Feb 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 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)

-Thanx
-Romy

Aug 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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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'.

Sep 05, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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