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Windows 7: Folder Options Advanced Settings Missing

30 Nov 2013   #1
Slip532

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Folder Options Advanced Settings Missing

Hi, I'm really in need of help, I've tried everything to correct this issue but nothing has worked.

I'm in need of showing my hidden files, but when I go to the folder options, there is nothing under Advanced Settings. The box is there and everything, but it's completely blank.

Folder Options Advanced Settings Missing-folder-options-missing.png

I googled my problem and found a guide that said my HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder
could be missing, and that the could be resolved by downloading and running a registry fix from a clean and default browser. So I did that, but nothing changed.

After that I found something that said I needed to have checkedvalue in the registry set as 1 to show hidden files. I went to my registry (to find that the folders that the first guide said might be missing were there) and the thing that had to be set to 1 already was. This is what it looks like, I don't understand any of it, but I'm sure somebody here will.

Folder Options Advanced Settings Missing-registry.png

So after all that trouble, I'm still here with no advanced settings and no ability to show hidden folders. I'm not computer savvy at all and I've spent hours searching the internet and trying to fix this to no avail; if anybody can help me I'd really appreciate it.




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30 Nov 2013   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

In the first screen shot of your post try clicking on "Restore Defaults".
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30 Nov 2013   #3
Slip532

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums.

In the first screen shot of your post try clicking on "Restore Defaults".
Thanks. I clicked "Restore Defaults" but nothing happened.
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30 Nov 2013   #4
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

Did you try rebooting your PC after making the changes in the registry?
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30 Nov 2013   #5
Slip532

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xunile View Post
Did you try rebooting your PC after making the changes in the registry?
No, I didn't. I'll do that right now and see if anything changes.
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30 Nov 2013   #6
Slip532

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I restarted my PC and the advanced settings are there; the problem is fixed. I didn't know that I would need to reboot to make changes go into effect.

Thanks for all the help! I appreciate it!
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30 Nov 2013   #7
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slip532 View Post
I restarted my PC and the advanced settings are there; the problem is fixed. I didn't know that I would need to reboot to make changes go into effect.

Thanks for all the help! I appreciate it!
Glad it is working for you.
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