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Ask a question goldie999 20Posts Thursday August 14, 2008Registration date January 17, 2009 Last seen - Last answered on Nov 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM by suresh
Hello,

Guys out there....

Pls help me wid dis Problem.....

when I happened to click "Show hidden files"...and applied.,
it still didnt showed me any hidden files that I have stored..


then I scanned using trojanRemover software which tells me about a POLICY "Shockwave.dll" and that is forcing to keep hidden files hidden...
pls....pls....hlp me
i think some unknown virus/trojan might have got into my system and is hiding sumwhere....
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try out avast or eset nod32 or eset
these are the best one...antivirus

also try to edit the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
changethe "Checked value" to 1
i think this will be enough.....
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vignesh- Feb 27, 2010 at 09:23 AM
yes its worked..thank you very much
tk- Mar 7, 2010 at 03:01 PM
thnaks, your sduggestion helped a lot, but still the folders are in hidden state (though visible)
what to do now
John- Mar 7, 2010 at 08:43 PM
Open Regedit.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Go to the rightside of the window, where the values are. Find the value "Hidden". Rightclick it and modify it to 1.
Demystifying the Windows Registry
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Demystifying_the_Windows_Registry-tut74.html
Don't Fear the Registry
http://oreilly.com/pub/h/658
http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/...
The "Repair Regedit" button resets Regedit view state information to the defaults.
yogi- Mar 10, 2010 at 01:02 AM
Thanks so much dude.. for the valueable info
cheers ; )
jimmy- Apr 16, 2010 at 01:36 PM
genius dude. good trouble shooting . it will work for me too
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look
i m describing the trick again...

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\CurrentVersion­\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

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


i think this will be enough.....it works 100%...
the people who cant open regedit...i will soon post simple registry that can be patched directly...to get rid of this problem
anand- Apr 9, 2010 at 04:13 PM
thanx! neel...it helped....guys dis really works
sivaram- Apr 18, 2010 at 11:28 PM
thanks a lot,it worked for me
shi- Apr 20, 2010 at 03:36 PM
great.....................thnkx.............
ranvir- May 3, 2010 at 05:47 AM
this is fantastic solution......... yeah it works guys
suresh- Nov 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM
i solved a problem thankyou
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hi dude,
there is a virus in ur pc.
when u try to "Show Hidden File", it will not work. Bcoz of Virus, the option will stick to "Don't Show Hidden Files"
Use Any Good Antivirus....u will get rid of it..
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Hiii

i too had sme problem to unable view hidden files .. even after scanning with anti virus software it didnt workt
but with regedit and change value to 1 it worked
thanks for ur help bro.
Ganesh- Jan 5, 2009 at 10:48 AM
hi all,

If this hidden folder virus is not removed means.. please install symantec Antivirus .. and update the software before u use.. it will surely remove the virus... no need to go for the regedit process.. too...

Symantec done a good job in this..

Thanks and Regards,
Ganesh R K
Arrow- Mar 9, 2009 at 04:53 AM
Dear Ganesh,

I too am facing a similar prob. When I change the registry to 1...it goes back to 0 automatically.
Is there a way to solve it without buying an expensive (symantec) anitvirus.
Neel- Mar 15, 2009 at 05:15 AM
i got u r problem, Recently I also faced the same prob.
its a new version of the virus, if trick doesn't work for, If the ckhed value is changing again to 0 (Zero)
then use Trojan Remover software, it is a great utility, surely help u...
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goto Start>>run (means cmd promt)

type "regedit"

n then go to the path as I described above...u will get the answer....it works ...100%
freewill- Sep 29, 2008 at 01:54 AM
Hi,
I've a similar problem but in my case even the regedit does not open and the message " Check Administrator rights" comes. I tried administrator settings in control panel but even that does'nt open. PLease help
arismuca- Oct 25, 2008 at 02:11 PM
if you can't run "RUN" because of Administrator issues, try making a new administrator account. worked for me
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hey,,
i installed that registry,
how to delete that reg?
cause its not hiding folder now,
otherwise it solved my problem a lot.
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THANKS YAAR....WHAT A SOLUTION....
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help please, I got the same problem like goldie's
how can I remove the virus -_-?
and btw I dont understand this registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion­\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

where can I find it and edit it??

help please and thank toy
jit- Sep 28, 2008 at 09:01 AM
please tell me ater run I type as u said the next step how to reachat your said destination so as to solve my problem
shah- Mar 18, 2010 at 06:36 PM
my regedit is disabled how to enable it buddy?
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all u buddies...i have uploded the registry patch for this prob...

download it...it is just of 1 KB..
double click on it ...n say yes...n u r Done...

it follows the same method described above...will work on most of machine where the user have the Administrator rights/Account to make changes in the OS...

http://rapidshare.com/files/170521748/Show_Hidden_File_BY_NEEL.reg


enjoy buddies....
afrim- Jan 7, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Thanks Neel for the quick and best solution!!! it really worked for a second... you are the best man!

afrim
vaibhav- Sep 28, 2009 at 07:29 AM
hey NEEL,
thanx a lot dude...
ur solution was the great........ it really helped me to get my prob solved...
thanx a ton.......
shah- Mar 18, 2010 at 06:29 PM
my registery file is disabled, how to enable it?
Sung4577- Mar 21, 2010 at 08:33 PM
definitely the best and fastest solution! Thx bunch
Almopha- Mar 29, 2010 at 10:58 AM
sorry to disappoint, I apply your patch, but it didn't work for me! I still cannot open my hidden files.
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hi

neel superb, great its working which u tell me the regedit


thanks


shaan
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Fixed, thanks for the thread !
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wow thank you worked like a charm
aweomse^^
thx again
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well , hi everyone , I like the discussion and many useful info are here around,but I tried allll the tricks , didn't work
i'm downloading the trojan removal the only trick I didn't try till now , btw , all of us now that anti virus can fix the prob , but symentic and other , are not for free and cost alot , thx sweet regards
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Thanks alot frineds.. great workk.......... keep posting like this kind of solutions..


once agn thank u very much...

sree...
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Thanx to every one....u r all Welcome
Daya- May 18, 2009 at 03:53 AM
Gotcha.. Roger.. Gud job..
pmg08- Nov 17, 2009 at 12:52 AM
hello,
i tried the things u mentioned like going to start, run etc....
but even though I am unable to fix the prob, please help me out
Neel- Dec 21, 2009 at 03:46 AM
try may ptach for hidden folder, it will do the work.
the patch is in 17 comment , down on the same page.

if it is a newer virus then u have to go for bitdefender, or avast antivirus.
unix- May 8, 2010 at 05:40 AM
Thanks Ping it worked for me
Jay-ar- Jun 11, 2010 at 09:04 AM
Hi neel can you help me with my problem with my drives C and D.. They are both infected with recycler virus that I got from a USB. I tried lots of anti virus and I still can't find a remedy.. I hope you can help me with my problem without reformatting my computer.. Thank you so much and more power..
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thank you so much for the solution in 16th post... I manage to see all my hidden files again.. However, I still can't find the virus.. Anyone manage to find the virus?
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i think there is another better solution download combofix program it can delete this virus
u can download it in google search
Jastud_21- Nov 5, 2008 at 08:15 AM
Thank you so much Torres, the registry edit fix that you gave worked like a charm. The Hidden Folder view issue has been bugging me for a month now, and with your help I most definitely have it resolved. Kudos.
GeorgeDurzi- Mar 26, 2009 at 04:40 PM
Hey there Torres..
Thanks alot for your solution, the Combofix process have managed to remove all the files effecting the hidden file option. it works perfectly! I personally suggest Torres' solution! easier and faster! Thanks alot buddy.

George
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Iam unable to open regedit or msconfig
pls tell the other procedure to view folder options
Neel- Jan 15, 2009 at 08:49 PM
Dude
chk out the topic no. 17,
i have posted an registry patch for it, size of just 1kb
download it & patch it
& ur done.
emperor- Jan 21, 2009 at 05:10 PM
the registry key you provided was awesome. thanks a lot
avi Neel - Jan 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM
Hi Neel,
Your ragistry patch works. Thanks man. You saved lot of my time. Thanks again.
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Its working for me... thanks
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Neel,

You're a STAR! It resolved the issue.
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