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Thread: Windows Vista : Show hidden files and folders option missing

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    Windows Vista : Show hidden files and folders option missing

    Hi,
    I'm having windows vista ultimate version. From yesterday there is no no option for "Show Hidden Files and Folders" in the Folder Options dialog.
    Please help how can i make my hidden files visible?

    thanks

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    Re: Windows Vista : Show hidden files and folders option missing

    This happens if the system is infected by Virus or other Malware . Run a system scan with good antivirus.

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    Re: Windows Vista : Show hidden files and folders option missing

    Open regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then navigate down to the following key.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer
    \Advanced\Folder\Hidden
    Look for a key named Type on the right-hand side and change the value to group . If the key does not exist, create a new String value.

    You should be able to immediately re-open the folder properties, and the option should have returned.

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    Re: Windows Vista : Show hidden files and folders option missing

    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein

    What we think, we become (Please don't think you are a superhero and don't try to fly)

    "SUCCESS IS NOT A DESTINATION , IT'S A JOURNEY"

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