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I was not able to see my hidden files.

I'm unable to view my hidden files, i also checked the show all files options in the tool bar.even then not able to view the hidden files.
can you please provide me solution for this.

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  • sudheerngen Mar 03, 2008

    i know that process. and have done it...
    please provide me any other way to solve the problem.

  • sudheerngen Mar 03, 2008

    sorry, for the rating i have given you my friend.
    it is my fault that, i haven't explained in detail. sorry once again.

    ok, now i also checked also for the admin right.. actually it is my home pc, and also i have the full rights. but still i cant see my hidden files. please help me out....
    i also checked for the virus check.. it didn't shown me any virus.


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So have you clicked on tools-->Folder Options-->View tab and checked the show hidden files radio button??
Let me know if this helps.
If not, operating system and PC type please.
I will see if I can assist.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • Geoff Champion
    Geoff Champion Mar 03, 2008

    Hi sudheerngen as per my last message Operating system and PC type please. Also do you have admin rights.

    Also could you change the rating you gave me please?

    Its not a fair rating as you did not let me know you have already tried this method.

    We are not mind readers.


  • Geoff Champion
    Geoff Champion Mar 04, 2008

    Thanks for the rating appreciated.

    OK looks like we need to look at your files from DOS.

    I will presume you know nothing about DOS.

    Click on start run and type in CMD and press return.

    You will get a black window open.

    This is commonly called a DOS box.

    OK to get to the directory you need to see the files in we will start by getting back to C: prompt.

    Type in cd\ This will get you to the c: prompt.

    From here we need to get the the folder or directory your files are in.

    Lets say they are in a folder called fred which is in a folder called inhere.

    first you would need to get in inhere.

    type cd inhere.

    your prompt will look like this


    Then type cd fred

    your prompt will look like this


    type in attrib and press return

    you will now get a listing of all the files in this directory.

    right click on the toolbar (Usually blue unless you changed it) choose edit select all.

    Then press return which will put all the text onto the clipboard.

    Paste this into a add a comment box here on Fix-Ya! soon as I see it I will look at the files to see what attributes they have.

    I will then let you know what we need to do to get the hidden attribute removed.

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