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    Hidden Files automatically deleted on Windows XP System.

    I have few confidential documents under D: drive and I have hidden them long back around 3 months ago, and now when I see the hidden files there are no new files displayed. What should I do now, is there any method to restore them or should I try in other special method to view them? Well am trying in general method to view hidden files i.e from folder options.

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Hidden Files automatically deleted on Windows XP System.

    Hi dear friend............to solve above problem follow these......and I hope the below steps may helps you to get back your Files

    first press windows key+r and type control folders in the run box

    now press ENTER key from the keyboard......and tap on VIEW tab

    first click on RESET FOLDERS and after click RESTORE DEFAULTS button

    now click on Apply , ok

    after that again go to Folder Options......and select SHOW HIDDEN FILES FOLDER or DRIVES option and click OK

    and if the still the problem exists.......simply download the RECUVA software from the internet and install it

    then run the tool.........and choose type of File ......and source Drive.......then finally click RESTORE button

    after the completion of process.......A windows will be displayed with the deleted files list

    From that list .....choose your files .....and click RESTORE button...and choose the Destination folder ......to get back the files

    ALL THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    VinodKKumar Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Hidden Files automatically deleted on Windows XP System.

    Dear friend,

    Actually your files are not deleted from your system. They are just hidden even use set window settings to show them. This problem is caused by virus named as FIRS. To remove this gets a top brand antivirus such as Avast, or other similar. Before scanning your PC you must update the antivirus for latest definitions.

    After this follow these steps to show hidden files:

    1. Go to Run command box.
    2. Type regedit in that command box.
    3. Find the following:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\ Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
    4. In the right window find Checked Value key and delete it .
    5. Create a new key called "CheckedValue" as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.
    Now you can open the hidden file and folder.


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