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Windows 7: Shortcut to hide and unhide folders and files


11 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Shortcut to hide and unhide folders and files

I have my Windows 7 set not to show hidden files and folders.

To show them I go through the usual process , open Windows Explorer then click on the tabs Tools > Folder Options > View and then change to "Show hidden files ...." Naturally have to go through this process again to hide.

Is there a simple keyboard shortcut or some way that I can easily toggle the hiding and unhiding of all folders and files. Not just on individual folders , but have all folders and files that are set to be hidden , to hide and unhide in a simple keystroke.

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11 Apr 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Is this what you're looking for?
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11 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Great

Exactly what I was after. Thank you for your time in answering.

SFM
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11 Apr 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

No Prob.
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12 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Just a followup question , if I may.

I've created the script that I asked about here and works just as I want, but is there some way to run this script using a simple keyboard shortcut that I could setup , something like Ctrl+Alt+H

Have done a Google search and things I have tried just do not work or are very complicated and involve a deep understanding of programming.

Again , if someone could point me in the right direction would be very pleased.

SFM
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12 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Create a regular shortcut for the file first (which has a little arrow on the bottom left of the icon) then on it make Right mouse click - Properties - Shortcut tab - click on the line Shortcut key - Press desired key combination - Apply.

(Limited to Ctrl+Alt+ one more key)

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12 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks but I already tried that. It looks like you can not run a .vbs script using a keyboard shortcut after creating a shortcut , as in your post:-(

Nothing happens when you try the keyboard shortcut.

Obviously keyboard shortcuts work just fine with actual .exe programs , but do not work with a .vbs script. Thanks anyway.
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12 Apr 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Don't know if this might help with your keyboard shortcut problem. IExpress. I've had success in the past by packaging .bat files into executables but I've never tried doing the same with .vbs files.
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12 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks fimble, tried to work the Iexpress process out over the last 30 minutes . Although am quite computer savvy with most things have not had experience with this type of process and just too complicated. I'll just move on and forget about it. Thanks for your time though.
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