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Hello :

I have windows 2000 professional. If i open the files in a particualr directory or any, i see the # files of files
being mentioned in the bottom of the windows task bar may be i can say and also says 2 hidden files, which
is available in all the directories also i.e. they are as mentioned below.  

File1 Name : destop
File1 Type : configuration setting

File2 Name : folder
File2 Type : hypertext template

Then if go to option of selecting all files, windows 2000 pops with asking 'if I wants to select the hidden files everytime' when
i go to select all option.

I would like to get rid of this problem why is that asking every time.  Please help me.

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Open C:\ folder
Click Tools > Folder Options > View > Enable Show hidden files/folders.

You wont get the popup message now.
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by:psmanish
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I did that, which is nothing but showing both hidden files in all the folders/directories.  Welli d't get that pop-up.

Now what happens is say if i have a directory with only songs and i open with winamp and go with option selecting all files (Ctrl->A) it also selects those File1, File2 mentioned above which are not songs. I d't want this to happen and also the pop up.

How do i do this?
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by:psmanish
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I did that, which is nothing but showing both hidden files in all the folders/directories.  Welli d't get that pop-up.

Now what happens is say if i have a directory with only songs and i open with winamp and go with option selecting all files (Ctrl->A) it also selects those File1, File2 mentioned above which are not songs. I d't want this to happen and also the pop up.

How do i do this?
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by:aftershoq
ID: 8131488
you either view all hidden/system files or you don't....  to get around your WinAmp problem, just CTRL+A to select all, then press/hold the CTRL key and unselect the files you don't want to play.
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by:psmanish
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This is just not for the winamp its for everything like, that is very hard i have to unsellect everytime. My questions is why is that popping those hidden files which i hv't seen it before?

Please help me.
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by:aftershoq
ID: 8138170
I'm not sure if this is what your looking for... you can also uncheck the "Hide protected Operating system files" box that is in the same place listed above.
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by:psmanish
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I tried that it pops with 'warning saying the the computer might not work as i am trying to display systems files' which i d't want really.  I d't know why when i do a select all it pops for asking the hidden files? Hope i am clear. This should not happen at any given time because those are hidden files and why its popping like that is still a mystery?
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