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    Hide Unhide Folder

    Hmm i m really in a big problem

    i have some music Vdo and ado which i keep in the office computer which i really dont like to share with ne one so what i do is i keep them hide in a different drive (E Drive) and its not shared on the net work

    but as u guyz knw that folder is hidden what is do is

    i unmark READ ONLY
    Unmark Archieve
    & Mark Hidden

    so what happens is the folder and the subfolder question comes and i say that hide the subfolders also

    what it does is takes a 50-60 sec of time to hide them depending on the number of programs running on the PC and finally i get my task done " Now its hidden finally"

    But at the time when in the drive (E drive ) go to the tools and say them as show the hidden files and folder

    But it does not happens as commanded to the computer instead it does not even show the main folder



    Solution i found for myself

    is that i go to the searh menu and search for the folder name and commands to search even the hidden files and folder and finally when i get the main folder found i right click on it and change the properties of the folder as archieve and uncheck the hidden options

    What i want to know

    I want to know y does it happens like that even though i m keeping the option so simple



    Thx a Ton for the Help

    King Kong



    Well this is bcoz when i make it as "Show the Hidden Files and Folder" and say apply still it does not makes the changes if i open the tools and folder option again it still immplies as hide the hidden folder

    and let me remind i have the admin rights with me
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    you need to re-check read only, and archive... keep the hidden option checked, and hide it wherever you have been. When you want to find it go to control panel>folder options>view tab and click the show hidden files and folders. go to where you have hidden it, and it will be there in a faded looking file, watch it as much as you want, when u get done go back and click do not show hidden files and folders, and it will be hidden again!

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    I appreciate your concern but the problem is not that simple as u descibe as i told u when i go to tools and give check the option of show hidden files > apply

    and close the tools option it does nto apply the setting as show the hidden file


    but actually it still keep it as hide the hidden files

    that is the reason i m asking ur help other wise this things are very simple

    hide and unhide is a novioce question

    .................



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    Well I cannot get that to happen on Win XP SP2. If I tell it to hide, it hides and if I tell it to unhide it does so.

    Perhaps it is something to do with your User file permissions?
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    Well, let me tell you a small story about a virus and the Windows Registry. these two things are playing their role in making your life miserable.

    The virus: A USB virus the filename of which is 'svchost.exe' is spread all over and blocks orkut, youtube and prevents mozilla programs from running. When this small naughty, harmless, yet avery annoying virus come to your computer, it changes the registry settings of your computer in such a way that even when you change the option of 'show hidden files and folders', the corresponding change in the registry is resisted and since Windows is (said to be) more user friendly, this falure of change is not notified to the user.

    Now, if you want to change the system back to a healthy state, you will have to get a file from another health Windows XP system so that the change in the registry which does resist the chnage in view setting is removed. Here I am posting the content of my registry export file of that entry. (actually it is the export of whole 'folder' settings.). The key which has been exported is:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder

    And here is the file contents. To use them, copy the following to the notepad and name it ias "healthy.reg" (with quotes) and save it. Now right click the file and click on Merge. It will ask for confirmation. press the 'yes' button.

    NOTE: You must first backup you rown registry so that if something goes wrong, you will have the chance to restore to the previous state.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder]
    "Type"="group"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30498"
    "Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,53,00,\
    48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\
    00
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51140"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\ClassicViewState]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30506"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="ClassicViewState"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51076"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\ControlPanelInMyComputer]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\HideMyComputerIcons"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30497"
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "ValueName"="{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51150"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DesktopProcess]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30507"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="SeparateProcess"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51079"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DesktopProcess\Policy]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DesktopProcess\Policy\SeparateProcess]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DisableThumbCache]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30517"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="DisableThumbnailCache"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51155"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\FolderSizeTip]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30514"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="FolderContentsInfoTip"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\FriendlyTree]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30511"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="FriendlyTree"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51149"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30499"
    "Type"="group"
    "Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,53,00,\
    48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\
    00
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51131"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDEN]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30501"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000002
    "ValueName"="Hidden"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51104"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30500"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "ValueName"="Hidden"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\HideFileExt]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30503"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="HideFileExt"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51101"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\NetCrawler]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30509"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="NoNetCrawling"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51147"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\NetCrawler\Policy]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\NetCrawler\Policy\NoNetCrawling]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\PersistBrowsers]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30513"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="PersistBrowsers"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51152"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\ShowCompColor]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30512"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="ShowCompColor"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51130"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\ShowFullPath]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30504"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\CabinetState"
    "ValueName"="FullPath"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51100"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\ShowFullPathAddress]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30505"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\CabinetState"
    "ValueName"="FullPathAddress"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51107"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\ShowInfoTip]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30502"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="ShowInfoTip"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51102"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SimpleSharing]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30518"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000002
    "RegPath"="System\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\LSA"
    "ValueName"="ForceGuest"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51154"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30508"
    "WarningIfNotDefault"="@shell32.dll,-28964"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="ShowSuperHidden"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51103"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden\Policy]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden\Policy\DontShowSuperHidden]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Thickets]
    "Text"="Managing pairs of Web pages and folders"
    "HelpID"="TBD"
    "Type"="group"
    "Bitmap"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\\\SHELL32.DLL,4"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Thickets\AUTO]
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "Type"="radio"
    "ValueName"="NoFileFolderConnection"
    "HelpID"="TBD"
    "Text"="Show and manage the pair as a single file"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Thickets\NOHIDE]
    "ValueName"="NoFileFolderConnection"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "Text"="Show both parts but manage as a single file"
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "HelpID"="TBD"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000002
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Thickets\NONE]
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "Type"="radio"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "HelpID"="TBD"
    "ValueName"="NoFileFolderConnection"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "Text"="Show both parts and manage them individually"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\WebViewBarricade]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30510"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
    "ValueName"="WebViewBarricade"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51148"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000


    I wish and hope that this small thing helps you get out from the problem.

    Note: The above trick requires you to have administrative priviledges on the machine you are trying to apply it on to.
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

    - Albert Einstein

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    Yes Yes Yes

    This was the actually problem i have the the changes and its working fine

    My regards Thx to you

    well let me tell u one thing this registry was changed from a long time i think bcoz as i made the changes in the registry i saw around 3GB of data hidden which i didnt knew bcoz this is my office computer and b4 8 months ago some other person was using this comp

    and although i didnt knew what is important data and what is not but now i deleted the hidden stuff and i have some more space in my comp

    regards
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