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Unread 18-11-2007, 03:15 AM   #1
Gman
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Hidden Files Won't Unhide

I've looked high and low for the answer to this question but if I place a
file in a folder, hide that file, change the folder options to not show
hidden files the file is hidden. When I go back to set the folder options to
show hidden files and unhide the files they never reappear, if you do a
search for the hidden files in the folder, the files are there in the folder.
Oddly something I never noticed is when you go to tools>folder options>view,
both do not show and show hidden files radio buttons are checked, unchecking
them to show the hidden files has no effect. I've tried restoring the system
defaults for folder options, I've tried also unhiding system files, I've
tried a couple of the regedit suggestions I found in the forums for the
folder options showall registry settings, I tried running the registry edit
tweak on line 129 of Kelleys-Korner-xp.com that did not work, and lastly I
did a system restore back about 10 days on my system that did not work. I
thought maybe this was the ravmon virus, tried the fix utility for that and
it does not work. IWhen making all these changes I am logged in as
administrator. I'm baffled and beaten on this one, any suggestions? My last
two options are...don't hide files anymore or wip the machine and reload
windws. Thanks for taking the time to look and offer suggestions.
 
Unread 18-11-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide


"Gman" <Gman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:48C98803-A333-47D4-B667-F28E63D5EDE5@microsoft.com...
> I've looked high and low for the answer to this question but if I place a
> file in a folder, hide that file, change the folder options to not show
> hidden files the file is hidden. When I go back to set the folder options
> to
> show hidden files and unhide the files they never reappear, if you do a
> search for the hidden files in the folder, the files are there in the
> folder.
> Oddly something I never noticed is when you go to tools>folder
> options>view,
> both do not show and show hidden files radio buttons are checked,
> unchecking
> them to show the hidden files has no effect. I've tried restoring the
> system
> defaults for folder options, I've tried also unhiding system files, I've
> tried a couple of the regedit suggestions I found in the forums for the
> folder options showall registry settings, I tried running the registry
> edit
> tweak on line 129 of Kelleys-Korner-xp.com that did not work, and lastly I
> did a system restore back about 10 days on my system that did not work. I
> thought maybe this was the ravmon virus, tried the fix utility for that
> and
> it does not work. IWhen making all these changes I am logged in as
> administrator. I'm baffled and beaten on this one, any suggestions? My
> last
> two options are...don't hide files anymore or wip the machine and reload
> windws. Thanks for taking the time to look and offer suggestions.


I don't know why you can't see the hidden files but you can
most likely make them visible again by hitting them hard with
this command:
- Click Start / Run / cmd {OK}
- Type this command:
attrib -s -h -r "c:\documents and settings\Gman\my documents\some
folder\*.*"


 
Unread 18-11-2007, 03:16 AM   #3
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

Gman wrote:
> I've looked high and low for the answer to this question but if I place a
> file in a folder, hide that file, change the folder options to not show
> hidden files the file is hidden. When I go back to set the folder options to
> show hidden files and unhide the files they never reappear, if you do a
> search for the hidden files in the folder, the files are there in the folder.
> Oddly something I never noticed is when you go to tools>folder options>view,
> both do not show and show hidden files radio buttons are checked, unchecking
> them to show the hidden files has no effect. I've tried restoring the system
> defaults for folder options, I've tried also unhiding system files, I've
> tried a couple of the regedit suggestions I found in the forums for the
> folder options show all registry settings, I tried running the registry edit
> tweak on line 129 of Kelleys-Korner-xp.com that did not work, and lastly I
> did a system restore back about 10 days on my system that did not work. I
> thought maybe this was the ravmon virus, tried the fix utility for that and
> it does not work. When making all these changes I am logged in as
> administrator. I'm baffled and beaten on this one, any suggestions? My last
> two options are...don't hide files anymore or wip the machine and reload
> Windows. Thanks for taking the time to look and offer suggestions.


Having never fooled with this option, this is just a suggestion off the
top of my (bald) head: Since the files show up when you do a search,
right-click them in that window, click Properties, and remove the Hidden
attribute.

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Unread 18-11-2007, 03:17 AM   #4
Daniel Martín [MVP Windows]
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

Open Regedit.exe and go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDE N.
There should be two registry entries there:

- CheckedValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
- DefaultValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2

(Correct them if necessary.)

Now open the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL .

- CheckedValue : Type: DWORD Value: 1
- DefaultValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2

(Correct them if necessary.)

If the problem persists, open Start, Run, type "regsvr32 /i shell32.dll" and
click OK.

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Regards,
Daniel MartÃ*n
Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User


"Gman" <Gman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:48C98803-A333-47D4-B667-F28E63D5EDE5@microsoft.com...
> I've looked high and low for the answer to this question but if I place a
> file in a folder, hide that file, change the folder options to not show
> hidden files the file is hidden. When I go back to set the folder options
> to
> show hidden files and unhide the files they never reappear, if you do a
> search for the hidden files in the folder, the files are there in the
> folder.
> Oddly something I never noticed is when you go to tools>folder
> options>view,
> both do not show and show hidden files radio buttons are checked,
> unchecking
> them to show the hidden files has no effect. I've tried restoring the
> system
> defaults for folder options, I've tried also unhiding system files, I've
> tried a couple of the regedit suggestions I found in the forums for the
> folder options showall registry settings, I tried running the registry
> edit
> tweak on line 129 of Kelleys-Korner-xp.com that did not work, and lastly I
> did a system restore back about 10 days on my system that did not work. I
> thought maybe this was the ravmon virus, tried the fix utility for that
> and
> it does not work. IWhen making all these changes I am logged in as
> administrator. I'm baffled and beaten on this one, any suggestions? My
> last
> two options are...don't hide files anymore or wip the machine and reload
> windws. Thanks for taking the time to look and offer suggestions.


 
Unread 18-11-2007, 03:18 AM   #5
Gman
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

Hmmm....I tried all the above sugesstions and still no luck, I did do a
search for the hidden files and when I found them in the search panel I unhid
them and they showed up again. Other than that if make a file hidden it
still won't come back after you unhide it unless you do so through a file
search by name or type for the hidden file.

"Daniel MartÃ*n [MVP Windows]" wrote:

> Open Regedit.exe and go to
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDE N.
> There should be two registry entries there:
>
> - CheckedValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
> - DefaultValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
>
> (Correct them if necessary.)
>
> Now open the key
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL .
>
> - CheckedValue : Type: DWORD Value: 1
> - DefaultValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
>
> (Correct them if necessary.)
>
> If the problem persists, open Start, Run, type "regsvr32 /i shell32.dll" and
> click OK.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Daniel MartÃ*n
> Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>
> "Gman" <Gman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:48C98803-A333-47D4-B667-F28E63D5EDE5@microsoft.com...
> > I've looked high and low for the answer to this question but if I place a
> > file in a folder, hide that file, change the folder options to not show
> > hidden files the file is hidden. When I go back to set the folder options
> > to
> > show hidden files and unhide the files they never reappear, if you do a
> > search for the hidden files in the folder, the files are there in the
> > folder.
> > Oddly something I never noticed is when you go to tools>folder
> > options>view,
> > both do not show and show hidden files radio buttons are checked,
> > unchecking
> > them to show the hidden files has no effect. I've tried restoring the
> > system
> > defaults for folder options, I've tried also unhiding system files, I've
> > tried a couple of the regedit suggestions I found in the forums for the
> > folder options showall registry settings, I tried running the registry
> > edit
> > tweak on line 129 of Kelleys-Korner-xp.com that did not work, and lastly I
> > did a system restore back about 10 days on my system that did not work. I
> > thought maybe this was the ravmon virus, tried the fix utility for that
> > and
> > it does not work. IWhen making all these changes I am logged in as
> > administrator. I'm baffled and beaten on this one, any suggestions? My
> > last
> > two options are...don't hide files anymore or wip the machine and reload
> > windws. Thanks for taking the time to look and offer suggestions.

>
>

 
Unread 27-03-2008, 01:12 AM   #6
Joe Mike
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

Dude you saved my life!!

"Daniel MartÃ*n [MVP Windows]" wrote:

> Open Regedit.exe and go to
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDE N.
> There should be two registry entries there:
>
> - CheckedValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
> - DefaultValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
>
> (Correct them if necessary.)
>
> Now open the key
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL .
>
> - CheckedValue : Type: DWORD Value: 1
> - DefaultValue : Type: DWORD Value: 2
>
> (Correct them if necessary.)
>
> If the problem persists, open Start, Run, type "regsvr32 /i shell32.dll" and
> click OK.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Daniel MartÃ*n
> Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>
> "Gman" <Gman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:48C98803-A333-47D4-B667-F28E63D5EDE5@microsoft.com...
> > I've looked high and low for the answer to this question but if I place a
> > file in a folder, hide that file, change the folder options to not show
> > hidden files the file is hidden. When I go back to set the folder options
> > to
> > show hidden files and unhide the files they never reappear, if you do a
> > search for the hidden files in the folder, the files are there in the
> > folder.
> > Oddly something I never noticed is when you go to tools>folder
> > options>view,
> > both do not show and show hidden files radio buttons are checked,
> > unchecking
> > them to show the hidden files has no effect. I've tried restoring the
> > system
> > defaults for folder options, I've tried also unhiding system files, I've
> > tried a couple of the regedit suggestions I found in the forums for the
> > folder options showall registry settings, I tried running the registry
> > edit
> > tweak on line 129 of Kelleys-Korner-xp.com that did not work, and lastly I
> > did a system restore back about 10 days on my system that did not work. I
> > thought maybe this was the ravmon virus, tried the fix utility for that
> > and
> > it does not work. IWhen making all these changes I am logged in as
> > administrator. I'm baffled and beaten on this one, any suggestions? My
> > last
> > two options are...don't hide files anymore or wip the machine and reload
> > windws. Thanks for taking the time to look and offer suggestions.

>
>

 
Unread 15-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

this works thank you, for the information.
 
Unread 06-04-2009, 03:31 PM   #8
Happy camper
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

I second that. This certainly worked. Thanks a lot!
 
Unread 26-04-2009, 03:27 PM   #9
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Smile Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

Sure this works thanks a million
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
 
Unread 07-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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Re: Hidden Files Won't Unhide

this option worked for me... I checked the regsistry points and needed to correct only one point and now I can see the files...Thank you guys...
 
 

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