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    Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    I am using windows XP but not able to find Hidden files these days.I have applied all following methods:
    attrib -h in command prompt.
    Changed the Registry key value to 1(for showing hidden files)
    Tried search
    All the above methods failed and now I want to know some other method to find my hidden files.Is there any other way to do so? Please provide a method as soon as possible as it is annoying me too much.



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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    It happens sometimes due to the action of virus.You can solve this problem by following the below given steps:
    Open Run by simply pressing windows + R key.
    Type cmd
    Command Prompt will open.
    Now Type regsvr32 /i browseui.dll and Press Enter and wait for the confirmation.
    Now Type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and again Press Enter and Wait for the confirmation.
    This will solve your problem.Always use a good Antivirus to prevent this kind of Issues.
    ~Support
    Community Manager

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    First of all make sure you have enabled show hidden folders in your computers.

    Now you have used the Attrib-h command but i will advice you to manually enable show hidden files and folders.




    Here are the steps to manually do it:
    1.Click start and then click on control panel.

    2.In the control panel window click on Appearance and Themes.

    3.In the new interface click on Folder Options.

    4.A new box will open .In the new box under the view tab and under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello . .

    Step 1 ::

    To show hidden files, open Control Panel and double-click on Folder Options.




    Step 2 ::

    Click on the View tab, and then click the radio button for “Show hidden files and folders”

    Step 3 ::




    To show protected system files, just uncheck this box and a warning confirmation dialog box will appear.

    Click Yes to verify and you will then have access to system files and folders

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am using windows XP but not able to find Hidden files these days.I have applied all following methods:
    attrib -h in command prompt.
    Changed the Registry key value to 1(for showing hidden files)
    Tried search
    All the above methods failed and now I want to know some other method to find my hidden files.Is there any other way to do so? Please provide a method as soon as possible as it is annoying me too much.
    Find Hidden Files in Windows XP :
    ----------------------------------



    Now you are searching for your hidden files on your windows XP,then you don't worry i am providing the some step by step instructions follow carefully and this is the very easy process given bellow.


    • First of you need to turn on the your PC.
    • After that click on the start menu.
    • In that you have the run option, click on it.
    • In that you need to type the regedit and then ok.
    • In the left pan just click on the "+" sign to expand the list.


    After that goto this path by expanding the list one bye one that is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersionÂ*\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWA LL and after that you need to look in the right side pan and there is a entry named like checked value. So here you need to double click on it and now change this checked value to 1 and then ok.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am using windows XP but not able to find Hidden files these days.I have applied all following methods:
    attrib -h in command prompt.
    Changed the Registry key value to 1(for showing hidden files)
    Tried search
    All the above methods failed and now I want to know some other method to find my hidden files.Is there any other way to do so? Please provide a method as soon as possible as it is annoying me too much.
    Dear friend,
    Go to Organize button on Windows Explorer
    Click Folder and search options
    Click View
    Click show Hidden Files, Folders and drives
    Then Click Ok

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden or system files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.


    To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:
    >Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.
    >Click to select the Search system folders and Search hidden files and folders check boxes.
    NOTE: You do not need to configure your computer to show hidden files in the Folder Options dialog box in Windows Explorer to find files with either the hidden or system attributes, but you need to configure your computer not to hide protected operating system files to find files with both the hidden and system attributes. Search Companion shares the Hide protected operating system files option (which hides files with both the system and hidden attributes) with the Folder Options dialog box Windows Explorer.

    Thats it!!


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    Post Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    !!! Hi dude !!!



    I think you didn't tried this simple method.


    Try it to take your problem away :


    • Go to Start->My Computer.
    • Select Folder options under Tools tab.
    • Now folder options will be shown.
    • Hit on view tab.
    • Select "show hidden files and folders".
    • Finally hit on Apply and OK.
    • Now you can see the hidden files on your pc.


    Hope it helps U!!!




    !!! THank you !!!



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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Follow these steps:

    1.Open START>CONTROL PANEL and double-click on FOLDER OPTIONS.

    2.Click on the view tab and then Click the radio button for SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS.

    3.Click ok.

    ALL THE BEST!!!!

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello,

    If you are unable to find the hidden files .

    Than you can simply open the folder in which your files were stored.

    Than on the address bar above type the name of the folder with the disk address."D:\hidden folder"

    This will open your hidden folder..

    Once the folder is open you can cut paste the data from the hidden folder to a normal one.

    But do use a good anti virus to avoid situation like this.

    -Regards

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP



    dear friend,

    Follow these steps to solve your problem.


    • Open any window of your drive.
    • Click on the view option located on the top left position of window (beside file option).
    • Now select the folder option from the list.
    • a new window will open-now click on the view tab.
    • double click on hidden files and folders list.
    • now click on empty box beside the show hidden files and folders option-a green dot will cover the round box.
    • now click on OK option to save changes.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    here is the trick....


    1- Goto Run (in start menu)


    2- type "regedit" & ok


    3- in the left pan just click on the "+" sign to expand the list


    goto this path by expanding the list one bye one


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersionÂ*\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWA LL


    4- now at this point look in the right side pan


    there is a entry named.. "Checked value"
    double click on it
    5- now change this "Checked value" to 1


    6- ok

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    This happens many time because of the effect of virus or system setting problems.
    If it is system setting problem it can be easily rectified by methods suggested by other members.
    If it is virus attack then it is a big headache.
    The files which are hidden can be easily accessed by using:
    winrar

    just navigate to the location where u have placed the hidden file.
    U have my word that 100% that file will by visible by winrar and u can run or open it by double clicking it

    try and reply me


    with regards
    sinchin

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    ~Hi~


    _Just Check Out The Following Tips_




    • Go To My Computer,
    • Click Tools option which is behind Help option,
    • Tap Folder option in it,
    • Folder Dialogue Pop up Window opens,
    • Just Click View Tab,
    • Under Advanced Settings Click Hidden Files & Folders option,
    • Just Tap Show Hidden Files & Folders option,
    • Click Apply & Ok to Save your Preferences.



    toolsfolderoptions.png





    folderoptions.jpg






    Thanks!!!

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    I just send you a link to open hidden files in windows xp, watch it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=713VFP-yRjg

    OR

    You can do another method, if your system doesn't show folder options.
    follow these steps :-
    Go to Run –>gpedit.msc
    User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Windows Explorer
    Enable and then Disable “Removes Folder Options menu from Tools menu”
    Close all windows explorer windows and then open again.. most probably your folder options is back

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hidden files are meant to hide files from others.
    You can enable it to hide your files or disable to see all the files.
    In my computer go to folder options from tools and then
    select view in that folder options window.
    Now In the hidden files and folders,
    Select the radio button Show hidden files and folders.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Step 1 Click the My Computer go to Tools menu select the folder Options

    Step 2 Open the Folder options window the click the view tab of this window

    Step 3 In the Advanced setting option show the Hidden files and folders option it has 2 option.

    Step 4 First option “Do not show hidden files and folders” does not show the hidden file and second option "show hidden files and folders” show the all hidden file.
    Step 5 Now click the second step to show hidden file then press Apply or ok button

    above step show the all hidden file and find the you want to file

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Just follow the steps.
    Go to my computer >tools>folder options>view>choose show hidden files .
    Click "Apply" and "Ok".
    Then it will solve your problem.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    HI,

    CHECK THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO FIND OUT THE HIDDEN STEPS IN Windows Xp they are as follows -

    1)Click on my Computer

    2)From the Tools menu, choose Folder Options

    3)Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

    4)In the Advanced settings: text area, locate the Hidden files and folders category

    5)Choose the Show hidden files and folders radio button under the Hidden files and folders category.

    6)Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

    7)After clicking on ok You should now be able to view all files and folders.

    8)For Better check out the below image how it will display --

    show-hidden-files-and-folders-windows-xp.jpg


    :::::::::::::::::::::::::ENJOY:::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello Friend,
    Just fallow the steps
    Steps:
    -->Go to my computer.
    -->Their on top you will find search.
    -->In that you can search the hidden files by giving file name.
    or else
    -->Go to start button in that also you can find search option.
    -->just click on that you can search files by giving file name..
    Thank u...

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Just follow the below mentioned simple steps to make the hidden files visible in your computer(windows XP)-


    1-Go to my computer

    2-then select the tools option from the main menu on the top of the screen.

    3-then click on the folder option

    3-now select the show hidden files and folder option

    4-Then click on the Apply button


    good luck

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP


    see, to get the hidden files and folders in windows Xp firstly you need to make the visible(show).
    you can do so by the following steps.

    1.Go to the control panel.
    2.Switch to the classic view if it is in Category view-else keep it.
    3.Click on the folder tabs.
    4.Click on the view tab & go to the advanced settings.
    5.Select Show hidden files & folders option.
    6.Now select your desired option & save the changes.

    good luck

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Dear Friend . . .

    This is very simple getting hidden files/folders.
    now follow these steps:

    Step1: Open any location to explorer.
    Step2: Click on Tools menu and click on Folder Options.
    Step3: A Folder options Dialog box appear on screen .
    if check the radio button " Show hidden files/folders " if not checked.
    Step4: Refresh the explorer once.

    If not familler the above procedure Try this

    step1: Press Win+R .
    step2: type cmd.
    step3: go to required location by using command prompt.
    step4: type this command attrib +h.

    haply access your hidden files.

    Thanks . . .

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hey Friend....

    Try this...

    1. Click "Start" -> "Run..." (or press Windows key + R)
    2. Type "regedit" and click "Ok".
    3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer
    Advanced\FolderHidden\SHOWALL
    4. Look at the "CheckedValue" key... This should be a DWORD key. If it isn't, delete the key.
    5. Create a new key called "CheckedValue" as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.
    6. The "Show hidden files & folders" check box should now work normally.

    Thanks and provide feedback...
    Libin :-)

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    1)Go to my computer.
    2)you will find search.
    3)In that you can search the hidden files by giving file name.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    dear"'

    see, to get the hidden files and folders in windows Xp firstly you need to make the visible(show).
    you can do so by the following steps.

    1.Go to the control panel.
    2.Switch to the classic view if it is in Category view-else keep it.
    3.Click on the folder tabs.
    4.Click on the view tab & go to the advanced settings.
    5.Select Show hidden files & folders option.
    6.Now select your desired option & save the changes.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    try this one ......and follow me


    1. fist open the my computer

    2. then press alt+t from the keyboard.....then there is pop up.....on the top in that select folder options

    3. there you choose view tab

    4. in that find out .....show hidden files , folders and drivers and select that option.

    then see your hidden files......whatever you hide.........THANK YOU

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Follow these steps to show Hidden Files:


    Go to Start->My Computer.
    Select Folder options under Tools tab.
    Now folder options will be shown.
    Hit on view tab.
    Select "show hidden files and folders".
    Finally hit on Apply and OK.
    Now you can see the hidden files on your pc.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Steps to un hide the hidden files in a windows operating system,

    1:First of all press, windows + e for my computer

    2:After that, Go to tools

    3:And then,folder and search options

    4:After that, go to view tab

    5:Finally click the radio button "Show hidden files, folders, drives"

    6:After that, Click on, apply and followed by OK.

    That's it!

    After doing the above steps you will be able to get you hidden files back

    If you want to hide follow the same procedure and click radio button, Hide files and folders , drives button!

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    1.Go to Control Panel
    2.Folder Options
    3.Click on the View tab
    4.Click the radio button "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option


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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hii My dear friends..

    For solving these problem... follow as i say..

    Go to Start menu and click on Run or Press ( Windows key+R ).

    Open command prompt type below commands there.

    Type regsvr32/i brouseui.dll then press enter and wait for conformation.

    Type regsvr32/i shell32.dll then press enter and wait for conformation.

    close the command prompt.

    Next open Windows explorer, click on tools>folder options.

    OR follow below Steps also...

    Click Run at Start menu and then type Regedit

    then go to


    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL


    Double click on checked value and set it's value 1.


    Then go to

    HKEY_LM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\ EXPLORER\ADVANCED\FOLDER\HIDDEN\NOHIDDEN


    Double click on checked value and set it,s value 0.

    Thank you and All the best.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello friend,

    It is very easy to view the hidden files do as bi say......

    1.firstly go the 'My Computer'.

    2.There in the top you can see the option 'Tools'.

    3.By clicking on that option a dialog box will open.

    4.Then click on the option 'Folder Options'.

    5.In that you click on the 'View' tab.

    6.There in the view tab you can see the option 'Show hidden files and folders'.

    7.Make a check on that and click on 'Apply' and then OK.

    That's it by doing as i said you can find hidden files in Windows XP.

    Have a nice day.......

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Dear friend,

    It is very easy to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows OS.

    First of all, open any Folder in Windows Explorer.

    Then, click on Tools button from the Menu Bar.

    Now, choose Folder Options from the drop down menu.

    Here, choose View Tab from the dialog box.

    Now, choose the radio button "Show Hidden Files and Folders".

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    To find the Hiddem file follow these simple steps


    1. Go to the start button
    2. Then type run in search
    3. Now open the run command prompt
    4. Then type the cmd in the search then press enter
    5. Now type regsvr32/i browserui.dll and press enter
    6. then type regsvr32/i shell.dll abd press enter
    7. By running these two commands the problem will be solved.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    my dear friend

    follow this steps and find your solution

    1.open
    my computer

    2.go to the tools option

    3.click folder option

    4.go to the view tab

    5.click show hidden files and folder ratio button.
    and select ok

    your porblem will solved.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello my dear friend --------

    Dear you just ensure that install the Avast or Esetnod 32 and these are the anti virus

    You just check the "scan for viruses "

    Then You can also browse the follow path

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\curr ent version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidden\show all

    Their you can change the value from 0 to 1

    It will solve your probem

    To search for hidden files follow the below steps :

    <> Click on "start "menu and then Go to Search option

    <>Their you can search for " All files and folders " then tap on "More advanced options " which on the bottom of the window

    <> click to select " Search system folders" and finally "search hidden files and folders "


    That is all



    Good luck

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Now you are searching for your current hidden data on the home windows XP,then you fear not we're giving the many step by step instructions abide by thoroughly in addition to here is the a piece of cake process supplied bellow.

    Initially you have to change on the your current PC.
    Soon after that click on first menu.
    In that there is a perform method, click on it.
    Inside you need to style the regedit and then ok.
    Inside the kept container just click on the "+" hint to be expanded the list.

    And then goto this route through extending this list one ok bye built to be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersionÂ*\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWA LL in addition to following you need to look in the proper facet container and there's a gain access to known as similar to checked out value. Below you have to double click on that and now change this checked out value to help 1 and then ok.

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hi

    For this..

    Open Folder in which you want to see hidden files...

    Then click on Organize option..

    Then click on Folders and search options..

    Now click on View tab..

    Then choose Show hidden files...

    Finally click on Apply and OK...

    Your hidden files will be shown..

    Thank you..

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello***********
    Dear User***********
    ++++++++++++Try this approach for this issue++++++++

    ***********At first open drive .

    ***********After it press CTRL+ALT options .

    ***********Now here menu open and select tools options.

    ***********After it click on view options.

    ***********Now here select folder options.

    ***********Now here two options show hide and show hide folder options

    ***********If you want to show hide folder then tab on show hide folder .

    ***********Otherwise you can tab on hide folder options.

    ***********Now on this way you can perform hide and show operations.



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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello Friend ,

    You are having a trouble to Find Hidden files in windows XP.

    To show the hidden file you have to follow the steps below .

    Open Control Panel .

    Select Folder option .

    Then Select View tab.

    and then chicl on radio option show hidden file , folder and ... option .

    then click on Apply and Ok.

    Now you can seen hidden files into your windows.

    I hope you will understand ,


    All the Best

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Hello friend,

    Its not a big problem,

    1.First of all go to the my computer in your windows xp system,

    2.After this you see the upper side ''organization'' option,

    3.Then click to the and you see the ''view'' option,

    4.Now click to the view and tic the ''show all hidden files'' and save the settings and click to the apply,

    5.After this you see the all hidden files in your computer normally,

    6.I hope this information use full to you,

    Thank you,

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    Re: Unable to Find Hidden files in windows XP

    Regarding this problem

    first press windows icons..
    choose control panel..
    then select open all control panel items..
    then select folder option menu..
    then select view tab..
    mark, or tic, show hidden folders,files and drives..

    it surely display hidden folders in your system..
    thanks..

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