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Hidden files are not visible

I am the only administrator of my pc......some virus have affected my pc.i have removed it successfully..but my hidden files are not visible after that.i am using windows xp ,..sp2 .. please help ............thanks

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  • dhana31 Apr 20, 2008

    My pc is attacked by virus but my antivirus has removed eventhough my hidden files r not visible

  • dachu Apr 29, 2008

    i am the only administrator of my pc my hidden files are not visible after that.i am using windows xp ,..sp2 .. please help ............thanks

  • santhoshkuma May 12, 2008

    yes i having same problem

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    even after untick and unselect and apply, click ok it is reverting to same problem. pl. help me in this regard, I dont want to format my system already I have done 2 times. My Xp SP2 is virus free and is running in other computers successfully.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    my pc is not showing any hidden files and folders. i have formated it today but even after that the problem remains same. i m using nod32 antivirus.please help me i don't want to formate it again.





  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    bhsrv.exe

  • manojnirala Jul 07, 2008

    Hidden files are not visible problem, and notify me when a new solution is

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    same here , when i opent "folder options" and want to view my hidden files, it just getting back to the deafult setting. I can't view my Hidden files....

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    hidden folders not visible

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    hidden files are not visible problem

  • mohin Jul 15, 2008

    I open foldr option and select to show all files. but hidden files r not showing

  • kautilya Oct 10, 2008

    my folder optons never change from do not show to show hidden files. it always reverts back to do not show. so please suggest a remedy

  • super viki Oct 14, 2008

    my folder optons never change from do not show to show hidden files. it always reverts back to do not show. so please suggest a remedy

  • madiharaza88 Oct 19, 2008

    i hav the same prob .. i need the answer as soon as posible :'(

  • arunmc Oct 31, 2008

    hidden files never get displayed no matter how many times i change the folder option

  • Sunny 007 Dec 06, 2008

    sir my hidden files are not opened?what kind of this virus it is and who it removed plzzz sir help me.

    i shall be highly thankful if u help me

  • rdelaye Mar 16, 2009

    the same, XP pro SP3, the hidden files can not show. even if we able it by switching tools/internet options/show hidden files



    The key regestry are corrected switched



    Please, help me .....

  • kumareie Mar 22, 2009

    hidden files are not shown in mycomputer.

  • janmcbenru Apr 27, 2009

    I'M ENCOUNTERING THE SAME PROB OF I THINK A VIRUS CAUSE, I HAVE ALREADY ELIMINAte the virus.

  • brookfix May 11, 2010

    This link www.4shared.com/file/41533566/cfed03ee/Ravmon_Removal_Tool_32.html posted by yogeshmangaj contains WORM named Autoit.BKP. DO NOT Download. Need Clean version.

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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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Well 1st of all, let me tell you, I had got into same situation for about three times, but found out the solution at last.

The above mentioned solutions won't work [sorry guys but thts the truth]
May be even your Registry editor and Task manager weren't working, right?

Download this tool:
http://www.4shared.com/file/41533566/cfed03ee/Ravmon_Removal_Tool_32.html?err=no-sess
Open it, it will show a message, press 'Yes'

Then press "Restore windows default settings"
and select whichever you want to, hit apply and restart the system to see the changes.

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Hi,
this is possibly just a settings error.
1:) open any folder on the desktop.
2:) At the top of the folder, select-Tools.
3:) Then Folder options.
4:) Then Select View.
5:) Then you,ll see Hidden folders And Files.
6:) check the Box ( Show hidden files And Folders ) if the Do-Not Button is ticked/Checked.
Hope this Helps.
mike @ compurepair.

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Go to system registry.......click start then run and type regedit then find this key HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE\ software\ microsoft\ windows \current version\ explorer\ advanced\ folder\ hidden\ showall

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

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Posted on Dec 20, 2008

Select all visible folders in a hard drive.Click properties and set Hidden. The folders look transparent.Now Again click on their properties and remove Hidden and Read only.Windows will ask > make changes to folders and sub folders... Click on that and say OK... All the hidden files and folders within visible folders will become visible.

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If this is not something you did on purpose (hiding the files/folders) then odds are you have spyware issues that you should first deal with.

Now to try and get your files visable again, you are first going to have to see if they are marked as 'hidden' files. Click on MY COMPUTER and then on TOOLS/FOLDER OPTIONS and now on VIEW tab click on the SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS, now see if you can see the files/folders. If you can then what you need to do is highlight all the file/folders from that drive that you want to be able to view (select all by ctrl-a for example) then RIGHT CLICK on any file that you have just highlighted and from the menu, select PROPERTIES and now make sure that both READ ONLY and HIDDEN are NOT selected. If they are, then de-select these. Click OK and when prompted if you want to do this for all files in the sub-folders select YES, as you obviously want this action to set for all the selected files.

Once you are done, be sure to go back to the FOLDER OPTIONS and de-select the SHOW HIDDEN FILES/FOLDERS from teh view options as you do not normally want to see the hidden files/folders as these are related to the system and normal deletion of these could cause other problems. This is however, how many bad items will hide themselves, by causing normal file folders to become hidden so be sure you have performed the optimizing and various anti-spyware/malware scans.

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