Can't see hidden files

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- Feb 22, 2008 at 12:37 AM
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Hello,

i got a monstrous problem concerning my hidden files, I can't see them anymore and when I enter in tools, folder options so as to click and see my hidden folders...it returns back to "do not show" any clue????
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Ii performed the following Steps but the modify key value reverts back to 0.
Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.)

Suggest me step for further.
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Thanks for your suggestion. My problem is solved.
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NOT DONE , EXISTING SAME PROBLEM
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Daniel Ong > APS KHALSA
Jul 8, 2008 at 08:49 AM
I have the same problem but I managed to get rid of it after I removed some spyware using CounterSpy V2. Then I used the regedit to changed back the value back on. Go to https://www.precisesecurity.com/antivirus/ for a clearer explanation how to change the registry. It works for me.
You must remove the malware first. CounterSpy V2 (http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-Office/Anti-Spyware/ is free for two weeks but it is great because it detects spyware others like Search and Destroy can't. I don't think virus can do this kind of dirty tricks. It some kinds of trojan horses that anti-virus program cannot detect and remove.
Good Luck.
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thanx yaar it solved my problem
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after typing regedit,i get message thatregistry editing has been disabled by administrator but in fact I am the administrator
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jason the tech
Mar 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM
The issue is caused by a virus
I have been seeing a mass amount of cpu @ my shopr with this issue
Its a hidden file virus under autorun.ini and its a trojan
It puts out all sorts of bad files like 0wk2.com, kavo.exe, tavo.exe 1i.com, njc.com
What you need to do is look @ the hidden files from comand prompt by entering the drive you want to scan c:
then type attrib -h this will show you the current hidden files for tha drive copy the file names down (copy paste on notpad) the download tweak ui power tools from microsoft install the stop the auto runs w tweak ui download kill box and enter the hidden files that you found in kill box theis will delet them and stoping the auto runs will stop it from reloading the only ones you dont want to delet or ntdetect.ini, ntuser, bootmgr, pagefile.sys andhiberfile.sys also go to the reg and search and delet tany keys found relating to the viruses I will be posting a better step by step directions later but if your smart enough you should figuer it out
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i got the same problem too..
can't view my hidden file...
beside formating...got other solution?
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nutmeg > elaine
May 13, 2008 at 06:38 AM
hey I had the same problem for a long time but today I tried something that worked:

I opened the hidden folder from the execut panel, then right clicked and went to properties where I unchecked the "hidden" option and it appeared!

damn !
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nutmeg > nutmeg
May 13, 2008 at 06:43 AM
ups, by execut I meant run (Start --> Run) ;)
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nutmeg > elaine
May 13, 2008 at 07:04 AM
i found another solution

download this program: Mismasxs (you can find it here http://www.4shared.com/file/38201645/96540a6/MismaSXS_ELIMINAR_VIRUS.html )

it delets the virus that causes the problem in few seconds :)

worked fine for me :)
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vimal > nutmeg
May 17, 2008 at 02:46 PM
gr8 !!! it works ... but still regedit does not work ..
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i made all above steps & changed the values and it return back again to 0 ..
so I can't see the hidden files at all & the virus have files on all partitions :(((

pls help
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hi......... I followed all steps but at the end there is no such thing called checked value key... there is "value name key,default value key, h key root" bt no "checked value key"... wat to do??
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i can't see the hidden holder

used this setps and I can see the all hidden folder but now can't see the hidden folder in other pc, I use this steps but

can't help this steps

(Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.)

Libin
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thanks libin your steps were very easy to understand and now I can see all my hidden folders.
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thnx mate

but how to remove those virus as my antivirus is fully updated
n as now my hidden files are shown n I got a file name semo2x.exe

it might be virus infected but how to remove tht virus
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thank u very much dude...
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Hey Libin,

Thanks for your method on how to activate the "Show Hidden Files" Option, as I got the same prob too.

Ur method is very easy to follow~ Hahahah!

Really thank you for sharing ur expertise and infor.
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thanxx alot got the same problem and it is cured.....thanxd alot
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Hatetheseproblems
Apr 29, 2008 at 02:44 AM
Same problem than san: it revert back to 0...

I have a virus in C:\2y8la.exe It's a trojan.

I can't see the file, and I don't know if I can delete it without further problem... and if you answer me, try to be clear, i'm bad with these stuff :P

Thanks a lot
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Feb 22, 2008 at 01:15 AM
OMG, it's a virus I remember I got this problem and I couldn't do anything about it because my anti-virus didn't see anything so the best way is to format your pc...
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Apr 23, 2008 at 11:20 AM
its all about having a proper anti virus man!
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HELLO FRND ITS NOT A ORDINARY VIRUS IT IS A REGISTRY VIRUS OK SO U CAN'T REMOVE HIS VIRUS FROM COPUTER THROUGH SCANNING

I SEND U A METHOD

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(Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.)


and hen do this method

and also use repairing cd for registry
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sahil > sourabh
May 20, 2008 at 02:42 PM
there itself when I try to modify that 0 to 1. It again become 0 and can't view my hidden files, do I need to restart my PC.
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candyman > sourabh
May 29, 2008 at 02:18 PM
My soon to be ex-wife got onto my computer and found the passwords to my different accounts and the websites that I have visited, I always delete all of the browsing history that is in the properties of microsoft explorer, but she knows the tricks of how to look on the hard drive and found all this information that is stored there. How do I find all this information on my hard drive... what kind of files are these and where and how do I find them and how do I open them and do I need to open them up with another program?
Thank You
Candyman
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sudi > sourabh
May 31, 2008 at 12:06 PM
hey man .. I am even not able to open regedit .. please help ..
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Thanks, it sorted mu problem,gramms
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Apr 17, 2008 at 12:59 PM
Problem solved ? or had you formated the pc ? :S This is so disgusting to have to loose all info !
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Feb 22, 2008 at 12:56 AM
hello mate I'm pretty sure it's a virus, so my advice is that you format completely your pc. I might be wrong but scan your pc before formatting.

cheers

mr slash ;)
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hey mr salsh

if u r suffering from these type of vruses..........

then format is not d solution ........

u have only two option

1. delete all partition and then do repartition but if u do this u willl loose ur data.

2. I wrote second method in this forum plz do it.

s working really
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ravi > sourabh
May 19, 2008 at 11:36 PM
I have scanned the system in safemode with symantec antivirus but still I cannot see the hidden files.
can you give me a proper solution.

thanx Ravi
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hello I m Rajani
and not able to see hidden files
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Gaurav > anju
Oct 16, 2008 at 10:55 AM
(Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.)


and hen do this method

and also use repairing cd for registry
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eofori > Gaurav
Oct 20, 2008 at 12:12 PM
your reply worked fine for me thanx
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Feb 22, 2008 at 01:03 AM
How come ??

It can be only a virus.. it may be an error on drive C:\

Are you sure you've followed the following steps :

The documents you want to view your hidden files - Tools - Folder Options - View - View hidden files?

If this dont work, it might be really a virus, try scanning your drives.

C ya

Percy
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HELLO ,
I SCANNED MW PC . TOTAL VIRUS IS REMOVED BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL IN MY COMPUTER



REGARDS
RAMESH DOGRA
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sourabh > RAMESH
May 13, 2008 at 12:17 AM
hi ramesh hw r u?
yaar it is a virus and u can' remoe it from ur system even u can fromat ur system............
hey ya to repartition karo.............first delete all partition it means drives then do repartition..........

or go to regedit on run command coz it is a registry virus

so u shoul do ungli in ur registry
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Gaurav > sourabh
Sep 5, 2008 at 12:37 PM
hii bro.
yaar cn u help m out...
plz giv m a lastest n gud antivirus meanz link or nam...
wich cn deduct "Trojan-GameThief.Win32.OnLineGames.arwx" n trojan horse generic 10.ONLINE virus
cuz of desz both virus my Pc is effected..
meanz desz viruses r makng a new size of any folder of 37.0 kb automaticaly..
n if scan my pc 4m any antivirus itz vl nt showng dat folder aftr scanings complete...
soo plz plz plz help m out 4m dis situation........:-)
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Gaurav > sourabh
Sep 5, 2008 at 12:38 PM
hii bro.
yaar cn u help m out...
plz giv m a lastest n gud antivirus meanz link or nam...
wich cn deduct "Trojan-GameThief.Win32.OnLineGames.arwx" n trojan horse generic 10.ONLINE virus
cuz of desz both virus my Pc is effected..
meanz desz viruses r makng a new size of any folder of 37.0 kb automaticaly..
n if scan my pc 4m any antivirus itz vl nt showng dat folder aftr scanings complete...
soo plz plz plz help m out 4m dis situation...........:-)
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dini > sourabh
Nov 12, 2008 at 01:34 AM
hi h r u? repartition is not must.. jus format ur os partition.. then after installation get login then go to Mycomputer--->properties choosing right click---------->select system restore option-------->make all the drives off...

then restart ur system and get in to safe mode by using of key F8 then after logging in open the mycomputer--------->tools------>folder option-------->view---->show hidden files-------> then give ok come out of that then open all the partitions then u can see there's a file like .exe then autorun.inf if these files r there u can delete it by using of shift+del key

after that restart--->normal mode-----> login then

Mycomputer--->properties choosing right click---------->select system restore option-------->make all the drives on..
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Mar 24, 2008 at 01:42 PM
No other solutions, its a "Delete Hidden Folders" VIRUS ... Got this problem with my porn folders... ALL FORMATTED now :)
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i can't open the drives too.(for ex: c: d: e:)

i can' see the hidden files too....i followed the procedure in the net...i think that will clear the error...
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hi you just go to dos command mode.
change the drive e.g: d:\enter then give command attrib -h -r autorun.inf
again give command attrib -s autorun.inf then give del autorun.inf do thuis for all the drive not opening then restart the computer ui think it will be solved
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Apr 5, 2008 at 01:26 AM
Good day to you guys.

Days ago I had formatted my comp when it's infected with kavo thingy shit virus and something else that disable your hide files and doesn't allow you to double click on your local drive. I appreciate if someone can tell me how to get rid of this problem.
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Guys I have also got same problem I can't see them anymore and when I enter in tools, folder options so as to click and see my hidden folders...it returns back to "do not show" any clue????..

Also ,u "regedit" command is not working in "RUN".. please give me the possible solution
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it may be a due to a virus I have also faced this problem. Due to this I was totally restricted to access to my regedit, taskmgr and all other "exe" files to open from the run command and when I try to do this my system shuts down . It was due to a virus called " Brontox " . Go to google and search an antivirus for the brontox and try that.


Thanks
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AV??? You told you are unable to run regedit in run command.. Just check whether you have administrator power or not..
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thank you libin. I can see my hidden files with your steps. It`s a good and easy way.
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I do not get the option "Show Hidden Program or System Files" in folder option .. plss hlp
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I had the same problem. the answer of Libin is correct.
Too easy to do it and it works.
Thanks again Libin.
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look guys I had same problem what I did was
1 - used norton antivirus to know what files infected on my pc
2 - then I opened with the safemod and deleted them all 1 by 1 and make sure I didnt forget any thing
3 - downloaded disk heal program *google it* this fix the drives which dont open double click and folder option dont show
4 - for the hidden problem I followed **libin** direction throu Run and it fixed it self by it self much thanks to u libin

libin's Methode
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(Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.)

that should be it guys.. formating wont solve nothing on the begining cauze I tried ti 5 times and every time I get same error so good luck for all :)
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hi devil

i have d same prob but I followed ur method ofcourse I got folder options and show hidden files but actually it doesn't wrok I can't see my hidden files.plz help
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sir I went uptill the show all option but cldnt understand the 3rd step of checked value...i hav many useful files in my system hidden plz help me n givin ure valuable reply soon
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I got the same problem too.. can't view my hidden file...I have windows crystal. Recently I have formatted my pc and I dont have any anti virus programs installed yet. When I inserted my pendrive and tried to see the hidden files I found this problem in my pc. If its a problem of a virus, will it delete the hidden files in the pendrive? PLEASE help. The hidden files are so important so that I hid them. PLSSSSSSSSSSS reply
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Dear

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