'Folder options' option on toolbar not appearin

By whitemause ยท 6 replies
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. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    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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