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    Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    Sir
    I had hidden few files and folders. But later when I tried to access them by changing the Folder options from ‘Do not show hidden files ‘to ‘show hidden files’. Those hidden files were very important .How do I recover them. Even searching them cannot help find them.



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    souravpro Array
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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    Be aware that you actually may be infected by a virus, or maybe you once was, and the registry didnt get proberly restored.

    You should open the registry, but remember to back it up. You can make a restore point in system restore, or just open the registry and export the whole thing, or export some selected keys.

    Start >> Run >> (type) regedit >> (rightclick on the little my computer icon, and export the whole thing.)

    find this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerAdvanced. Go to the rightside of the window, where the values are. Find the value "Hidden" . Rightclick it and modify it to 1.

    This next text is from my own registry. Kopy it to notepad, then rename the notepad file, so it have the extension .reg ,and then doubleclick it.:




    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerAdvancedFolderHidden]
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30499"
    "Type"="group"
    "Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,0 0,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,53,00,
    48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,
    00
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51131"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerAdvancedFolderHiddenNOHIDDEN]
    "RegPath"="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi on\Explorer\Advanced"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30501"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000002
    "ValueName"="Hidden"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51104"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerAdvancedFolderHiddenSHOWALL]
    "RegPath"="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersi on\Explorer\Advanced"
    "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30500"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "ValueName"="Hidden"
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"


    You can also try to Start >> run >> (type) sfc /scannow
    Or try to search for help on some tweak-forums.
    Or ultimately a repair operation.
    Remember the threat of a possible virus. I read about one called W32 that did something with the above mentioned registry-keys.

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    hi my dear ....friend....

    1. first confirm the ...the files whether they are in the system or deleted

    2. to confirm do this

    first go to the my computer and right click on the source ( where you are hidden the files that drive) drive and choose the properties

    then see the used space

    then go in side the drive and select all the files and click show the properties

    then compare the used spaces ....if you get the more used space than the inside the drive then your files are ...safe other wise deleted

    if you lost the files ...then download the recuva software from the internet then install it follow the instructions get back your files


    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.



    Hello friend...

    To unable the hidden files and folder in windows xp follow these steps:-

    Click Start button and then click Control Panel.


    Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.

    Open the Folder Option window, go to View tab in under Hidden files and folders,click Show hidden files and folders.

    Then Click the OK button...


    Thank you

    I hope this help you!!!

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

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    dear friend,

    Follow these steps to solve the problem-

    Click on the Start button.
    Type Run in the search box & click on the option appeared.
    It'll open the Run window.
    You may also open it by pressing Windows key+R button together.
    Type regedit in the edit field & hit enter.
    Point to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer > Advanced.
    Look at the right hand pane - set the Default value to 1.
    Under the Explorer option click on Folder & set the default value to 1.
    Exit the registry editor.
    Open the RUN window again & run regsvr32 /i browseui.dll.
    A dialog box will appear.
    Wait till the time & press OK.

    Hope this will work.

    If it doesn't work then scan your whole computer with a good quality genuine & full version of antivirus & take action against the infected sectors.

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    To recover the hidden files we have to follow these steps:-
    Open the registry, but remember to back it up. You can make a restore point in system restore, or just*open the registry and export the whole thing, or export some selected keys.
    Go to Start
    click Run*
    Then *type regedit
    Then rightclick on *computer icon, and export the whole thing.
    find this key:*
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Go to the*rightside of the window, where the values are. Find the value "Hidden" . Rightclick it and modify it

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    hiiiiiii
    sometimes the files may be deleted to recover them there are so many software's and this is the one of the software that recovers the deleted files software is Recuva
    you can download the software from the below site
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva/
    first install the software and open it and locate the files where you have kept and starts the process and it recovers all the deleted files from your drive,this helps to recover your files.
    Thank You

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    Hello Friend ,

    You are having a trouble to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP

    Here is the step to accessing hidden folder on windows xp.

    Open Windows Explorer.

    Select Tools Menu.

    Select Folder Option From the Tools menu,

    Go to View Tab .

    And Select Show Hidden files, folders or drives option in radio option

    and Click OK.

    Now you can retrieve hidden file and Folder into your windows xp.

    I hope you understand

    All the Best

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    Hi Friend,

    >> You are not able to retrieve hidden files and folders in the Windows Xp.

    >> For that open Control Panel.

    >> Now Go to folder option.

    >> In Folder option go to View tab.

    >> In View tab Tick mark show Hidden files and Folder option.

    I Hope you will understand,

    All The Best.

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    Sivasakthivel Array
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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    Regarding this problem.

    press windows icon..
    choose control panel..
    open all control panel items..
    choose folder option menu..
    it display new window......................folder option.
    then choose view tab.
    after select or mark "hidden files,folders and drives"..
    press OK..

    it surely help you..
    thanks..

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    Hello friend,

    1.First of all open the control panel in your windows xp system,

    2.After this open the ''folder option'',

    3.Then please open the properties and click to the ''view'' option,

    4.Now please click to the ''show all hidden folder'' and save the settings and apply settings,

    5.After this restart your system and you see the all hidden folder normally,

    6.I hope this information use full to you,

    Thank you,

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    Re: Unable to retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows XP.

    hi...
    1. go to my computer.
    2. open any disk e.g. local disk d.
    3. now go to the tool, then select folder option.
    4. go to the view tab, then choose "show hidden files" ,then apply and click ok.
    by doing this you can unhide the hidden folders.
    all the best.

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