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Problem in accessing hiden folder in win xp

When i try to activate show hidden folder and files it does not do anything
so i am unable to access my hidden files

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  • sanmisu Sep 16, 2008

    accessing hiden foider in windows xp problem. plez......... help me give me a new solution .

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Hi there,
If you are comfortable with using the registry, you can check this setting.
Start> Run > type: regedit and hit OK.

Go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced


Click on the Advanced folder in the left pane and in the right panel, look for the value name Hidden.

The value data should be 1 = show hidden, 2 = do not show

If you make a change, you have to reboot for it to take effect.

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