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

12 Apr 2011   #49
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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03 Jul 2013   #50
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swiftkidd View Post
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
Hello Swiftkidd,

Correct, you could use step 4 in Option One to not have protected OS files unhidden. These would included the desktop.ini and thumbs.db files.

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03 Jul 2013   #51
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Swiftkidd,

Correct, you could use step 4 in Option One to not have protected OS files unhidden. These would included the desktop.ini and thumbs.db files.
Thanks for the prompt reply, I must have missed that section
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03 Jul 2013   #52
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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22 Jul 2013   #53
KreAch3R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Brink,

I've been using your tweak for some time now, and given the chance that I registered, I would like to thank you, it's been very useful!

I wanted to expand its functionality though, and insert it into the Windows 7 Libraries Context Menu. With a little googling I found the place where I should place it is here:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\Background]

It seems to work, the option appears in the context menu but when I click on it, I get the following error:


I don't have the knowledge to pursue it any further. I hope you do!
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22 Jul 2013   #54
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KreAch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure what you mean. This context menu already gets added to the context menu in libraries.

What did you want to right click on and see this context menu at?
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22 Jul 2013   #55
KreAch3R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello KreAch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure what you mean. This context menu already gets added to the context menu in libraries.

What did you want to right click on and see this context menu at?
Thank you for the warm welcome.

You are right. I had modified an earlier version (I guess) of this tweak to install into Program Files, and that version didn't include the Library shortcut. When I tried to re-invent the wheel and create it on my own (I didn't know of your version) the error showed up.

Nevertheless, everything is OK now. I removed my version, installed yours and modified it to run from my Program Files folder.

So, thank you for your support. Keep up the good work.
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23 Jul 2013   #56
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome KreAch. I'm glad that it was able to work for you.
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09 Dec 2013   #57
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

"Show" or "Don't show" hidden files, folders, drives, and protected operating system files


thats the ability of the added context menu. however is it possible to have some of these functions on a separate menu? If possible I'd like to see show hidden files separate from show protected operating system files.. wondering if thats possible
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09 Dec 2013   #58
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello M18XR2,

I shall look into it tomorrow to see what I may be able to come up with, and post back.
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09 Dec 2013   #59
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello M18XR2,

I shall look into it tomorrow to see what I may be able to come up with, and post back.
thanks brink you're a life saver !!
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