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Windows 7: Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

12 Apr 2011   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

How to Add "Show/Hide Hidden Files" to Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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10 Sep 2011   #30
SmithUnwesson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks Brink! This worked great!

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02 Nov 2011   #31
tyler78

Win7
 
 

Thank you. It worked.
It's just doesnt show the hidden files, it also shows the hidden system files. How can I make it show just hidden files and not the hidden system files?
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02 Nov 2011   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tyler,

Yes, that's what they should be doing. I have added steps 4 and 5 in OPTION ONE for you for what you wanted though.

If you already are using the other ones, then use OPTION TWO to remove them, and use the new ones now instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Nov 2011   #33
tyler78

Win7
 
 

Thank you very much. Worked out great.
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02 Nov 2011   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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07 Nov 2011   #35
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

How can I add this to the Shift+Right click context menu?

I'd like it there as I won't be using it all the time. I tried using shellExView but can't find it in there
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07 Nov 2011   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mkr10001,


After you do the tutorial to add it. You could go to the two registry locations below, and do these extra steps to only have it available when you Shift+Right click instead.
  • In the right pane of Show/Hide Hidden Files, right click on a empty space, click on New and String Value.
  • Type Extended and press Enter.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Show/Hide Hidden Files

and

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\Background\shell\Show/Hide Hidden Files





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07 Nov 2011   #37
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Oh man I love this site....nice one
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07 Nov 2011   #38
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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25 Nov 2011   #39
Woki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thank you. This method saves a lot of time and hassle.
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