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I am not able to check the option show hidden files

How do i fix it?

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Right click the folder,go to properties---click the check box in hidden files & apply

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My Laptop recognizes the "My Book 300GB External Hard Drive" but when I go to my computer and click on it none of the files show up. The Icon in the "My Computer Page" Says they are still there. How d


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Please check that you do not have any hidden folders from Control Panel, Appearance and Personalization, Folder Options.
If "Show hidden files" option is selected, open the cmd and use the attrib command. You should write
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7 - Show hidden files
http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-649922-attrib-command - check this similar topic.

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How to Show hidden files and folders while disabled by common viruses


the symptom of this problem is when you select Show hidden files and folders options under Folder Options and the screen just flashes when you click OK but the hidden files and folders are not hidden. this can be fix with a registry hack:

1. Click Start > Run and type REGEDIT
2. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
then SOFTWARE
then Microsoft
then Windows
then CurrentVersion
then Explorer
then Advanced
On the right side, double click the hidden value and give it a value of 1.
Now you should be able to enable hidden files and folders

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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders in Windows XP 1. Open My Computer 2. Click...


How To Show Hidden Files And Folders in Windows XP

1. Open My Computer

2. Click Tools, then Folder Options

3. Click on the View tab

4. Under the "Hidden Files And Folders" select "Show Hidden Files And Folders"

5. Remove the checks from "Hide Extenstions For Known File Types" and "Hide Protected Operating System Files" if checked.

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Note you may have to scroll down to until you see both options. Also you may get the below pop up. You just need to click on the "Yes"

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6. Click Apply and OK

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Dvd drive is full of files but only shows a empty file folder, how do you open the file


The folder might contain a lot of what are called "hidden files"

To view hidden files, press the "Alt" key in your explorer window and go to "View -> Folder Options"
Then navigate to the View tab and under advanced settings select "Show hidden files and folders"

Or:

Go to the Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Folder options -> View -> Advanced settings -> Show hidden files and folders

That should fix it

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I have a WD my book drive. When I try to see the files on the drive they are Not there, But when I click the properties the drive shows half the drive space is used. how do I get the files to show be...


Hi,
It is due to virus activity. Some virus make the contents of the drive hidden, thats why user can't see the files. This can be fixed and data would be available to you. However, there are number of steps involved.
It is suggested that go to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select 'SHOW HIDDEN FILES & FOLDERS' and uncheck/ Deselect 'HIDE PROTECTED SYSTEM FILES'.
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It would show the hidden files/ folders, if the system not infected Otherwise, from the clean/ virus free system you can see your data and copy all the required files/data. Select the required files and right-click and change the properties of the file by un-checking the hidden attribute. Please note that you can not change the properties (hidden attribute of the files) if the files are marked as system files. To change the attribute of such folders you can download and use iReset.

Also, make sure that you have a good antivirus installed and its updated. Scan your system and clean it.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
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to show hidden files on your computer follow these step

if you use windows xp
1. open my computer
2. find tools and click folder option
3. on the advance setting find the category of hidden files and folder
4. show choose hidden files and folder
5. click ok

if you use windows 7 or vista
1. open my computer
2. click organize
3. click folder and search option
4. click view
5. click show hidden files, folder and drive
6. click ok

hope it helps you

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There are several songs that are on the m240 that are not showing when you look at it's files - how are these hidden?


If you added songs to the device in MSC mode, then switch to MTP mode, you will not be able to see the songs added in MSC mode and vice versa, though the space used on the player will still reflect their presence. Switching modes should make the files show up. For example, switching from MSC to MTP mode or vice versa.

For older players - e200v1, c200v1, c100, m200 - the files become hidden files if the modes are switched. An easy workaround is to edit the folder options to show hidden files.

STEP 1 - Edit the folder options of the computer to show the hidden files

Windows XP:
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Under the Tools menu, select Folder options, then click the View tab.
3. Under Hidden files and folders option, select Show hidden files and folders.
4. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box.
5. Click Apply, then click OK.

Windows Vista:
1. Double-click Computer.
2. Click the Organize button on the upper left corner.
3. Click Folder and search options.
4. Click the View tab and select Show hidden files and folders.
5. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files check box.
6. Click Apply, then click OK.


SOLUTION 2 - Perform a Check Disk.

STEP 1 - Switch to MSC mode
1. On your Sansa player, switch the USB mode to MSC.
2. Connect the Sansa player to the PC.

STEP 2 - Perform Check Disk
1. Locate the Sansa player under My Computer.
2. Right-click the removable drive associated with the Sansa player, and select Properties.
3. Click the Tools tab, and then click Check now.
4. Click to select the Automatically fix the file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check boxes.
5. Click Start.


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Folder Option


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
Before the fix

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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.
Thanks.
Subhash Chandra.

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i am not able to see hidden files after selecting "show hidden file" option from "folder options"

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