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Hidden folder are not visible

I had tried a lot in this case. I had changed the windows directory but it is not changing it. I had install the avast antivirus and it deduts hidden process of 2.cmd but does not deletes it. My sound icon is not shown in tray.

plz help me i will be thankful to u.

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Process are not hidden files but a file that is being runned by windows. Antivirus can't delete a process because Windows is using the file. Did Avast detect the process as a danger? If not then don't worry about them.

If your sound icon isn't in the tasbar tray. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sound. Here should have check box for volume control icon. Check the box if its uncheck to get the volume icon.

Hope this helps.

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How to uninstalled the expired AVAST antivirus from my PC?


Normal UninstallThe first thing you want to try is to locate Avast in the Add/Remove Control Panel and try to remove it from there. Follow these instructions to accomplish this.

1) Click on Start, Control Panel
2) Open Add/Remove Programs
3) Find Avast in the Programs list and highlight it
4) Click Remove and follow the prompts to uninstall Avast
Using the Avast Uninstall UtilityIf for some reason the normal uninstall does not work, you may have to download Avast's own Uninstall Utility.

1) Click on the following link and download the Avast Uninstall Utility to your desktop

http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe

2) Double-click on the file ASWCLEAR and run it
3) You should see the following screen

avastuninstall.jpg

4) Click on the ellipsis and choose the folder where Avast is installed. This folder is usually in the Program Files directory. Ex. C:\Program Files\Avast

Be very careful which folder you choose since whatever folder is chosen will be completely deleted from your computer.

5) Once the uninstall has completed, reboot your computer. You may then try to reinstall it or another antivirus.

If for some reason the uninstall utility does not remove it, you may have to reinstall a newer version of Avast to then proceed to uninstall or you may have an issue where multiple antivirus programs are showing in the Windows Security Center.

Hope this help!

Sep 06, 2011 | AVAST Software Avast Free Antivirus

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How to view hidden files in Windows


Files can be hidden in Windows for a variety of reasons. Certain system files can be hidden so that a careless user doesn't accidentally delete or modify them. Personal files might be hidden by their creator so that other users can't view them. And malware or spyware programs might install themselves and hide the files to make them harder to find.

But whatever the reason a file is hidden, you can view hidden files if you want to in Windows. To set Windows to show hidden files, open a folder or go into Windows Explorer and under the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Go to the View tab, and under the heading "Hidden files and folders," click the radio button next to "Show hidden files and folders." Then click Apply or OK.

Now, when you view a folder that has a hidden file or subfolder in it, that file or folder will be visible. When you see a hidden file in a Windows folder, it will be listed right along with the rest of the files in that folder, but its icon or thumbnail will appear faded and pixellated. You can open it and access it just like any other file, but it's technically "hidden."

To change a file's attributes so it's not hidden anymore, right click on the file and select Properties. In the General tab, at the bottom, uncheck the box next to "Hidden" and click Apply. Now, when you view the folder where that file resides, it will look the same as the other files. (If you want to make the file hidden again, just go back into its properties and re-check the "Hidden" box and click Apply.)

on Jun 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Show Hidden Files and Folders_2


Contd. from Show hidden Files and Folders_1.
2 Registry Editor
Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box {type in "regedit" in the run box}.When the
Registry Editor is opened go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” in the drop down snap-ins (n the left pane) Click “Software” then “Microsoft” –> “Windows”->”CurrentVersion” ->”Explorer” and
then “Advanced”. On the right pane area, double-click hidden and when the dialog box pops up, change the value to 1,then OK.
Check if it has taken effect or not and don’t forget to type
“gpupdate” in the run box to update the current changes in the system registry. You can refer to the graphical illustration below:
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Still you can’t see the hidden folder? Then you need totry the Next Trick..


3. Command Prompt
Here you’ll need to do using Command Prompt (CMD), in the run box type CMD, and then select your directory where your hidden folder/file is located.
Let’s consider D: is your directory and Folder1 is the folder you had hidden.
Run – CMD (press enter) – cd (press enter) – d: (pressenter) – attrib –h Folder1 (press enter) and check if the changes has taken affect.

If you need to do unhide a file not a folder suppose a file name “Name” type like this “attrib –h Name” (the Name represents a folder name or a file name) inside the directory or the folder directory.
If you want to unhide all files or folders inside a folder/directory then type like this attrib –h *.* (press enter)

Please note that if your system is infected by virus/worm/Trojan horse, etc.. etc. then this will not work. It’s a best bet to run a virus scan, you can try with this multi-scanner from the link below : http://www.technize.com/?dl_id=6
Good luck…

If anyone knows more about the hidden file and folder (tips or tricks, not hacking), please don't hesitate to add them as comments.

on May 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Uninstalling problem of antivirus software


First.. install a different antivirus program while you are fixing this installation. Try microsoft security essentials or AVG.
Then.
Check your program files folder for any mention of Avast, and delete it.
Run a search for avast and delete anything you find.
Download a registry cleaner, I use CC Cleaner.
Run the cleaner and remove all the files it finds, run the registry cleaner and let it delete all the problems it finds .
IF you want to try with avast again, uninstall the other antivirus program you may have installed. then try with the Avast again

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Hidden files are not showing


Hi there.
It sounds like you have a virus on your machine, apart from not being able to view hidden files and folders is there anything else thats going wrong with the PC at all?
for example on start-up do you get any strange error messages or has the recycle bin name been changed?

Jun 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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What happens if we delete hidden directory system volume informat


Hidden directories most often serve to hide important operating system-related files and user preferences. This is mostly to protect the files. But malicious programs (malware, viruses, trojans) can also use this functionality to hide their presence.

The System Volume Information folder is a hidden system folder that the System Restore tool uses to store its information and restore points. System Volume Information (SVI) is the name of the data store where Windows XP and Windows Vista keeps its System Restore files and registration databases. System Restore not only saves copies of critical system files, it also performs automated registry hive backup.

There is one SVI folder per drive being monitored by System Restore. You can not view/access the SVI folder by default but there is a way to make them visible. You might need to gain access to this folder for troubleshooting purposes.

Basically, if you delete the System Volume Information folder, you will no longer have the files and data needed to restore your system to a previous state. For example, if Windows crashes or is stuck in a continuous boot cycle, you can use System Restore to restore your system to a previous "healthy" state. However, if there are no files or registry backups available, this tool is then no longer available to you. Also, if you ever decided to use System Restore, you would need to re-create the foler in the same path so that the system files can be stored there again.

Hopefully, you backup your system and keep good backups often...

Apr 13, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Not able to open regedit!


Hi, you do have a virus and or trojan.

Please download Malwarebytes anti-malware from http://www.malwarebytes.org When you download choose save to disk and rename the file to anything you like, The reason for the rename is many newer trojans can identify malware removal tools and prevent them from working as well as disabling you regedit and task manager.
Let anti-malware install and update and perform a quick scan.
When its finished have it remove what it can. If it asks to reboot do so.
When you have restarted your computer download Avast anti-virus
from avast.com again renaming the exe when saving to disk.
After install it will ask if you wish to schedule a boot time scan select yes. Then it will tell you to restart your system, choose restart later. Open avast from the start menu and select settings. Go to updating and update the virus signatures. Restart your computer when the update is complete.
You have to watch the screen as avast will alert you and ask for your preferred action on what it finds.

When completed your computer will boot normally into Windows run both scanners again in the same order.

Good luck

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I get a backup, but with a lot of error messages


Microsoft has some hidden directory levels and files in VISTA and in XP that are visible only when the settings for the directories in which they exist are changed from the hidden setting.  It's tedious, but possible.  I assume, then, that what you were unable to copy to your backup are these hidden files.  They're placed that way as a default in the Windows install to protect the user from accidental "mistakes". Example:  Under "users", {name},AppData,Local,...

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Smiley's


I found where they are located!!!! YES!!!!

In Vista do this:

First, make hidden folders visible:
- Click the MS 'start' Icon in bottom left
- Click Computer
- Click Organize
- Click Folder and Search Options
- Click View tab
- Click the radio button next to "Show hidden files and folders"

Second, navigate to this directory (if you don't do #1, you can't do this because the AppData folder is hidden):
C:\Users\[YourUserName]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Media

3. Delete the directory "Smileys" inside there.

They are gone!


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Hidden files are not visible


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)

Feb 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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