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Show hidden folder problem radio button not selecting

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i am using p4 comp with 512mb ram recently i have computer has been attcked by a virus .i have norton 2005 but it does not say which variant the virus.Now the problem is i have hidden all the files and folders in d drive .when go to folder option and when i select show hidden folders but nothing showing in the explorer.again when i check foler option-view hide folder option is selected .all my important data is in the hidden folder and files

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If you can formate ur all drive.thats the end of all problem.

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In XP Professional Operating System, Show hidden radio button are not selecting on the folder option. after selecting show hidden radio button will close the folder option window, again am going to the folder option - view - can able to see do not show hidden folder option is selected. What could be the issue? Why Show hidden radio button are not selected?

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Click apply and ok

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Hello CyberGuru


its not from microsoft explorer, you have to be inside folder then hit tools and folder options and show or hide files.
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To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.

Double-click on the My Computer icon.

Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.

After the new window appears select the View tab.

Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.

Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.

Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.

Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.

Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.

Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files

if it doesnot work use spyware software to fix it.

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show Hidden Files option is missing from folder option...


In windows explorer, when i go to "Tools" , "Folder Option" and click on the Tab "View" and under the "Hidden Files and Folders" it only shows "Do not show hidden files and folder" . The option for Show hidden files is missing
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This is caused by viruses ...

To fix this issue follow below steps..


1) open notepad.
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2) copy below text and paste in notepad.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30499"
"Type"="group"
"Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,53,00,\
48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\
00
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51131"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDEN]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30501"
"Type"="radio"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000002
"ValueName"="Hidden"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51104"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30500"
"Type"="radio"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
"ValueName"="Hidden"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"





3) Save as fix.reg ( make sure to give the extention as fix.reg

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4) Double click on this file and click yes when prompted.

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5) Issue is fixed now. see the prof below.



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-- Let me know if still issues, will glad to help you.
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Show Hidden radio button are not selecting???


The most likely reason is that you're not logged in as an Administrator of that machine.

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