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Saturday, January 24, 2009

How to make hidden files settings in Folder Options, working!

Follow these simple steps and things will work out for sure!

  • Go to Start->Run, type regedit and hit OK.
  • Now in the registry editor, go to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • In the right pane, double click hidden and change the value to 1.
  • Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
  • Once there, you will find a REG_SZ (string) value in the right pane named CheckedValue and its data will be set to 2. Delete it!

(Note: If you don't find it there, then things are OK and you're done. Be careful about the TYPE! Its REG_SZ!!)

  • Now create a new DWORD value by right clicking on the right pane and then going to New->DWORD Value. Name the newly created DWORD value as CheckedValue and set its data as 1.
  • If things still don't work, download a modified registry file from here (Password: safwan) and run it. It will do the job.

Now you will be able to modify hidden files settings from folder options for sure!



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