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Old 14-03-2009
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ohmy Folder option disabled after virus scan

Hey Everyone,

There were a lots of viruses on my pc, so i had just install a new operating system as well as install and update antivirus to my other drives. Afterwards i had done a complete virus scan on my pc and i got over 1000 trojans virus found on my system. Currently the problem is that i can't see my folders, they all are set to be hidden. So can any one help me out how do i un-hide them, because my un-hide option have been disabled. Does any one have any idea about it? Any help on this would be appreciated.

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Old 14-03-2009
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Re: Folder option disabled after virus scan

Open command prompt by clicking Start-->Run, type cmd. Then goto the root of the drive you want to fix, example to do this for c drive type cd\ and press enter, you should see c:\>

Type the following command and press enter, this command will search all
folders and subfolders and unset the hidden attribute

for /f %s in ('dir /S /b *.*') do attrib -h %s

This will include all files and folders, if you want to only run this for
folders run the following command:-

for /f %s in ('dir /AD /B /S *.*') do attrib -h %s

Please note that the virus may have done more damage than what you think so, it is highly recommended that you backup your data and reformat and reinstall the entire operating system.
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Old 14-03-2009
Join Date: May 2008
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Re: Folder option disabled after virus scan

If you are also facing this problem, then you have come to right place. Follow the simple steps mentioned in this tutorial and your problem will be solved:

1. If Folder Options is disabled but Registry Editor is still working in your system, then you can enable Folder Options by editing Windows Registry. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. it'll open Registry Editor, now go to following keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer
In right-side pane, check whether a DWORD value named NoFolderOptions exists or not? If it exists, delete it.

2. If you are not familiar with editing the registry, then you can simply download following file, extract it and then run the .REG file:
3. But sometimes Registry Editor is also disabled. Whenever you try to open regedit, Windows will show following error message:

Registry Editor has been disabled by administrator.
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Old 14-03-2009
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Re: Folder option disabled after virus scan

Follow the below steps mention.

1. Click Start -> Run
2. Type regedit and click Ok.
3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advan ced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
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
7. Also change in NOHIDDEN change value to 1
8. In SHOWALL change value to 0
9. Re-check the folder options
10. ow change the values to the same.

Hope so it may help you out to resolve your issue.
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