Problem with Hidden files and Folders

By default, all hidden files and folders are not shown.
I go to Tools>Folder Options>View>Hidden Files and Folders and check "Show Hidden Files and Folders". However, I still can't manage to see my hidden files/folders. Earlier, I have no problem with this. This happened lately only.

I've tried scanning my pc using anti-virus software, anti-spyware and registry cleaner but still unable to solve this problem. I've even use Windows XP cd to repair my windows but to no solution.

Please help. Thanks.
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johnb6767Commented:
What about in a command prompt?

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
#155

Try cycling it once or twice....to reenable hidden files , and then another time to disable....Something just seems stuck in the registry....

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nwhanAuthor Commented:
unable to view the hidden folders/files in command prompt as well..
anyway it works man after the registry tweak...
however, when i select "do not show hidden files/folders" and choose back "show hidden files/folders", this wont work anymore...
how can i solve this ?
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johnb6767Commented:
Thast odd.....What happens if you leave it Enabled, instead of going back? Does it have problems holding the settings?
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nwhanAuthor Commented:
ya, pretty weird to encounter such problem... if i use configure the registry file through the file i downloaded, it works fine...however, the setting will show no option is selected..if i choose "do not show hidden files/folders", this setting will be permanent even if i change to "show hidden files/folders" later on..it'll stuck at the first option...
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khairilCommented:
try this...

export registry entry from healthy computer and then reapply to yours

1- HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\advanced
2- HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\advanced


good luck
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johnb6767Commented:
If you do that, your going to have to recustomize your start menu, and several other items under Folder Options.
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johnb6767Commented:
I would simply check the permissions on those keys on your machine, before you import new values....
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jackmcbarnCommented:
I have the same problem.
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oubernieCommented:
Try this:
Start>>>Run .....type regedit and hit ok to open the registry.

Find this key in your registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden
Backup your registry first.
Modify the string value "Type" and enter "group" as value data.
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jackmcbarnCommented:
Do you have Free Hide Folders installed?  It modifies Windows settings so that hidden files can never be seen.  I uninstalled it to fix it for me.
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oubernieCommented:
I did the following to solve my problem

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedFolderHiddenNOHIDENCheckedValue = 0 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedFolderHiddenSHOWALLCheckedValue = 1
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oubernieCommented:
Download Flash Disk Disinfector, run it and your problems are gone
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