How to show hidden files and folders ?

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How to show hidden files and folders ?

Postby Bryan L. Warfield » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:31 am


I was hit by virus / worm "autorun.inf" last week. I got rid of it by downloading, updating, and scanning with AVG 8.0,
but it left me with the problem that my laptop with XP will not show any hidden files and folders and I can not open my
C or D partitioned drives normally.
Please help me..

Bryan L. Warfield
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Re: How to show hidden files and folders ?

Postby Jalium » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:41 am


I just fixed the same thing following the steps written here:
Method 1:
Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:
In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1.

Now you're all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect.

Method 2: (By Random Hajile)
1. Click "Start" -> "Run..." (or press Windows key + R)
2. Type "regedit" and click "Ok".
3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
4. Look at the "CheckedValue" key... This should be a DWORD key. If it isn't, delete the key.
5. Create a new key called "CheckedValue" as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.
6. The "Show hidden files & folders" check box should now work normally.

hope it is useful to you as well.
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