"Do not show hidden files and folders" domain setting.

Posted on 2006-07-24
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I've searched everywhere for a solution to this.  I am trying to use either a batch file, VB script, or Group Policy on Windows Server 2003 to set this option to "Do not show hidden files and folders" on Windows XP and 2000 machines.  Any thoughts out there...?
Question by:jtgraphic
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Do the tweak in either a batch or a batch delivered via a logon GPO
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so do a reg.exe from a batch

reg add HKCU\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 2
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Wait a minute, that path is wrong.

Try this instead:

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 2
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You might have to select the force option (/F)

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /F

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Like a charm!  Thank you much.

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