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Windows 7: Add Show-Hide Hidden Files in context menu?

03 May 2010   #1

Add Show-Hide Hidden Files in context menu?

In the x86 of Windows 7, I could add Show-Hide Hidden Files in the right click menu with few registry entries. And I could show and hide with just one click. It was very simple.

But it didnt work on x64. Where and what should I add to registy to make the same?

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09 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7-RC

Add “Show / Hide Hidden Files” Option in Desktop and Explorer Context Menu under Windows XP, Vista and 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

He creates a VB script to add the context menu option, but I don't like how he uses the F5 key to refresh and I think the menu option should be content aware like the Undo-Redo menu option. Here's my concept and this site explains more about refreshing without the F5 key but I don't know much about scripting.

Tip of the day: Show hidden files with a simple script
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09 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

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09 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP

Toggle hidden files in windows via context menu right click does not appear to work for Windows 7 x64 sadly.
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09 Jul 2010   #5
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64

Vishal's tweak is working on 64 bit here.
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10 Jul 2010   #6


Thank you very much. :)
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11 Oct 2010   #7

win 7

winsev works for me (w7-x64)
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