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


12 Apr 2011   #39
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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25 Nov 2011   #40
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Woki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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26 Dec 2011   #41
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Brink, I was wondering if there was a Context Menu tweak so when you Right click on something it shows Hide File if showing and Show File if Hidden and Show Hidden Files is on at AppData, it makes it a lot easier than going into the File Properties.
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26 Dec 2011   #42
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Infinite,

I'll look into it, but it may be a wee bit hard to unhide a file/folder like that if it's already hidden though.
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27 Dec 2011   #43
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok Infinite,

New tutorial completed for this.

File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu
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29 Dec 2011   #44
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Cool! Nice one, thanks again Brink!
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29 Dec 2011   #45
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Denise. Thank you.
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04 Oct 2012   #46
7user78

win7 x64
 
 

Another cool tutorial plus support files ! thank you Mr. Brink .
works like a charm (7 Ultimate x64)
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04 Oct 2012   #47
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad you like it.
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20 Jan 2013   #48
keyms92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the script! The only problem is that if you want to assign the .vbs to a keyboard shortcut, via a shortcut placed in the desktop/start menu, the explorer window becomes inactive when you press the keyboard shortcut. As a result, the "F5" refresh no longer works. I was able to solve the problem with this AutoIt script:

Quote:
$Key = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced"
$SHid = "ShowSuperHidden"
$Hid = "Hidden"

If RegRead($Key, $Hid) = 2 Then
RegWrite($Key, $Hid, "REG_DWORD", 1)
RegWrite($Key, $SHid, "REG_DWORD", 0)

ElseIf RegRead($Key, $SHid) = 0 Then
RegWrite($Key, $SHid, "REG_DWORD", 1)

Else
RegWrite($Key, $Hid, "REG_DWORD", 2)
RegWrite($Key, $SHid, "REG_DWORD", 0)
EndIf

ControlFocus("[CLASS:CabinetWClass]", "", "[CLASS:DirectUIHWND]")
Send("{F5}")
As you can see, I've also edited the toggle somewhat to allow for all 3 possible combinations of hidden files with one keyboard shortcut. I found this a bit more intuitive. If you have AutoIt installed: please compile it and try it out :)

If anyone is able to get the same result in a .vbs script, please let me know!
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03 Jul 2013   #49
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome. I'm glad you like it.
I like this but is it possible to exclude certain files from showing up such as Thumbs.db and Desktop.ini ? I added.ico extensions to My Music folder in order to display them as full flat thumbnail view similar to XP and prefer this explorer context menu then 'ToggleHiddenFiles' as it runs as a constant process but would prefer if it didn't show Thumbs.db & Desktop.ini.

I guess I want 'Show hidden files, folders and drives' and not Show protected operating system files (Recommended) ? I'm also curious why does it display little icon shield in the context menu

Thanks
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