'Folder options' option on toolbar not appearin

By whitemause
Jul 3, 2006
  1. Hey guys.I have this problem,its kinda silly but help me out anyway.The thing is am using Xp home edition service pack 2.When u open a folder and go to the toolbar,tools.......there is suppost 2 be a folder options option in the menu tht appears there but i cant c it.It jus vanished a couple of days ago.Now I cant see my hidden files coz I cant access thev view hidden files option.Wat do i do?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    That`s a strange one. I`ve never heard of that problem before.

    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE.

    See if you can access the folder options from safe mode. Please let us know.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    The ever helpful Kelly`s Korner has a fix - Line 129 HERE

    For the technically minded -


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
  4. whitemause

    whitemause TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey guys.I tried the bootin in2 safe mode method&it didnt work.I jus updated my antivirus and disabled system restore on all drives then did a scan on all the drives...& walla!!It seems some pretty mean trojans were eatin up my pc,the 'folder options' option jus reappeared.Thnx 4 ure suggestions.
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Glad your problem is fixed, to stop these problems reoccuring use some sort of internet security. Also run virus and spyware scans regularly. Download spybot S&D which has "teatimer" in it, this is a program that runs in the taskbar and blocks spyware etc. I cannot say this enough: KEEP YOUR ANTI VIRUS UP TO DATE. 90% of viruses and trojans that infect computers are newly developped, so even if you have a $200 virus scan, 90% of the time it won't work unless you update.

    Hope everything goes OK.


  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In that case, I suggest you go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Then, post a fresh HJT log into this thread. I`ll then take a look and tell you if your system is clean or not.

    I have moved this thread to our security and the web forum.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve just deleted your post in this thread HERE. That`s because the thread is currently in use. You should`ve posted you question in this thread.

    In answer to your question, yes it`s perfectly safe to run the tools and programmes in addition to your antivirus programme.

    Regards Howard :)
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