Can't see hidden files [Solved/Closed]

crazy_devil 125 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 6, 2009 Last seen - Feb 22, 2008 at 12:37 AM - Latest reply:  umbertus
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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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128
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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.

Thank you, san 128

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Thanx its work for me
but it is 1 already....
Already im having 1
Thanks help all works fine now
thanks a lot. i have always wanted to correct this, until now. thanks again.
jason the tech - Mar 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM
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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
gr8 !!! it works ... but still regedit does not work ..
hey thanks
that program worked though it looked proper dodgy.

thanks again
Hi
Thanks man .its realy working
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

Sir.

I knew that you are a expert of the above action. Can you give me a step by step how to do it. Because I really have a big headache on it. Please please please. Thanks.

Poor Johnny
mr. jason can you give me the exact steps for me to fix that prob on my PC...thnx
9
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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
9
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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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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 :)
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
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 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
thanks a lot dude. was searchin hell lot for this solution. finally :)
thank u.
Cool! It helped me also! Thanks!
When I changed CheckedValue to 1 from 0 and closed it again when I open then checked value was set to 0
another problem with it is that
when I deleted checkedValue and closed register now again I opened register then there is CheckedValue with Value 0
hai some times I lost my hibernet option .can you have any solution for it
Hi mate....

I have vista OS
I have no hidden files and folders on my computer..But the option "Show hidden files and folders" in folder options is not showing up....I would really like to find out what has caused that option to go away.....
Also, hard drive space on my computer is drying up like hell...i should have 20 gb free space but it shows only 10 gb free space...Are these 2 problems related.
Can you help me with these problems..?

Any sort of help will be deeply appreciated...

Thanks
Hatetheseproblems - Apr 29, 2008 at 02:44 AM
2
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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
yogui7 133 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 6, 2009 Last seen - Feb 22, 2008 at 01:15 AM
1
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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...
hey man .. I am even not able to open regedit .. please help ..
canopus > sourabh - Jun 15, 2008 at 09:12 PM
I have two hidden directories that I can't see anymore. Windows explorer "Tools/view" doesn't show the option to show or hide hidden files. I get a completely different windows. I might have a virus.
I followed your instructions
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
I found the directory and subdirectories but there is no "Hidden" subdirectory over there.
Could you please help? Thanks
Sourab,
That was great. I appreciate it. I knew that there was something wrong with the registry. But didnt know how to solve it... Thank you so much dude....
Also when my system restarts, it says " C:/ virus removal. vbs missing" I tries to do many things, even tried editting the registry.. but not able to do it... How can I do it ????

Thanks
Regards,
Amal.
PRAN > sourabh - Aug 2, 2008 at 05:13 AM
hi saurabh


i done ur all steps But Still the Value comes to 0 again.:)

i tryied for almost 10 times but Still facing the Problem of the Hidden Folder


Even on Creating the New Regestry for the same Not helps me to Come out From the Issue..
boy_paslot > sourabh - Oct 28, 2008 at 03:11 AM
Tnx a lot...



it works!


I can now see my files in drive D.



Thnx Dude



Bongga2x Dude!!!
1
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Thanks, it sorted mu problem,gramms
ziggy7 119 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 7, 2009 Last seen - Apr 17, 2008 at 12:59 PM
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Problem solved ? or had you formated the pc ? :S This is so disgusting to have to loose all info !
1
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hey the hidden files resolution is really cool..................
it worked instantly ............
thanks a lot
mrslash 165 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 9, 2009 Last seen - Feb 22, 2008 at 12:56 AM
0
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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 ;)
hi its me .thanks for your replay.now I am HAVING A NEW PROBLEM.(insufficent system resorce to complete the api).i visitted to the microsoft site .here I found the solution .but it is not working.if you have any idea then please replay me soon.
Hi Friend,

i have also suffered with that problem but now it is solved. U have go to regedt32
click on edit-find valuse "showall"
after locating showall u will see "checkedvalue" in right pane just set it to 1.

hope this will help u. all d best my friend.
zizo_ezzat > rajesh - Sep 13, 2008 at 04:02 PM
thanks a lot man
you saved my computer, I hate formatting the computer
thanks a million
its not a virus.i have avg 8.0 pro and I still have that problem.if it was a virus avg would have found it
i have very important data in my USB so I can't format it. is any another way to open it
percy8 128 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 5, 2009 Last seen - Feb 22, 2008 at 01:03 AM
0
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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
If u want delete any type of virus so Use Only "Avira Antivirus" ???
Hi sourabh

I have Vista

I got the same problem. But my "dont show hidden files and folder" option is unchecked. However, still I cannot see my hidden files....

Also the solution you have mentioned is not working. I have Vista and when I go to the mentioned folder, I do not find the registry named "Checked Value".....

However I have a "checked value" file / registry in the folder HIDDEN which resides in the parent folder of SHOW ALL

please help me as I have some important files hidden and I cannot access them now...
please help me
please help me

Piyush
Malli > sourabh - Nov 16, 2008 at 10:19 AM
Hai Sourabh,

Your solution to show hidden files is not visible in your post. Please help me to enable hidden file in my computer and delete virus if any. please help me I this regard.
Thanks in advance.

Malli
sir I ve lots of problems I am not abling to see my hidden files despite of that I ve remove all viruses from that.
and I ve 2nd problem my window installer has been currupt any installation process is not perforforming in that....sir I ve lots of problems I am not abling to see my hidden files despite of that I ve remove all viruses from that.
and I ve 2nd problem my window installer has been currupt any installation process is not perforforming in that....
i do every things but not use
crazy_phoebe 105 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 6, 2009 Last seen - Mar 24, 2008 at 01:42 PM
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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...
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
elfenchanter 1 Posts Friday April 4, 2008Registration date April 5, 2008 Last seen - Apr 5, 2008 at 01:26 AM
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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
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
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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