Windows XP

By it4_saravana
Mar 10, 2008
  1. hai im having one problem im using windows XP and in folder option whenever i clicked on the Show hidden files and folders, it will be reset when the next time i open the folder option, as i changed the value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\mICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED and then changed the value from 2 to 1 but it again changed to 2, kindly help me
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    1. Click Start -> Run
    2. Type regedit and click Ok.
    3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\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. Now change the values to the same
    NOHIDDEN to 2
    SHOWALL to 1

    Strange, but works.
  3. it4_saravana

    it4_saravana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its really amazing its working thank u very much kimsland
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update, your welcome. :)

    Have a look at this nifty tool
    It'll hide and unhide (immediately) But you may need to refresh (F5) the folder once doing it.
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