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Windows 7: Folder Options does not have the choice: Show hidden folders.........


10 Jul 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Pro. x64 SP1
 
 
Folder Options does not have the choice: Show hidden folders.........

Win 7 Pro 64

Folder Options on my machine shows only the
Do not show hidden files, folders........ option.
The phrase is preceded with a button icon indicating
"selected" state. How do I get access to these hidden
system files?


Manf


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Manfred,

Welcome to Sevenforums.


Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Manf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of this to help ID what the issue may be? For now, you might see if using step 13 in the tutorial below may be able to restore that Folder Option for you.

Folder Options - Add or Remove Default Items from View Tab

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Pro. x64 SP1
 
 
Karlsnooks Welcome

Thanks for the Speccy recomendation... It made creating my profile a snap!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

psmanfred,

Be sure and post the snapshot requested by Brink.

Excellent job on the specs.

Would you please:

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Pro. x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Brinks for responding to my post.
The screenshot requested is contained as an attachment.

Manf


Attached Thumbnails
Folder Options does not have the choice: Show hidden folders.........-folderoptions.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

psmanfred,

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Did you maybe play with the registry or with policy settings?

Run the System File Checker

post back the sfcdetails.txt file mentioned in the tutorial.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a though. Would not having admin. privileges cause this to happen?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psmanfred View Post
Thanks Brinks for responding to my post.
The screenshot requested is contained as an attachment.

Manf
Have you already tried using step 13 in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to restore that Folder Option for you?

Folder Options - Add or Remove Default Items from View Tab
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Pro. x64 SP1
 
 

Karlsnook....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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