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Windows 7: How to get hidden files back???

04 Oct 2010   #1
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
How to get hidden files back???

Hey guys i'm using WinMend Folder Hidden application to hide my sensitive data but i guess i screwed up today all thnx to Ultimate Theme Patcher that patched my files & then i lost it...after the restart i could never get in & on the logon screen it kept showing "please wait" & screen going blank & black then again the same "please wait" & guess what this happened with me for the third time in the last 3 weeks (earlier due to VistaGlazz & other application)...Ok so i got into safe mode to do a restore but my bad luck the only restore was created after the patching of files through Ultimate Theme Patcher so the vicious circle continued again....my & ours only last resort reinstalled OS but then i lost the WinMend Folder Hidden file & like dumb ass i deleted the Windows.old folder....i also just tried "show hidden files" option but you know the result.........
now how can i recover those folders because they contain some important stuff...i need HELP so sending the SOS to you guys....this is urgent & ASAP...Thnx


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04 Oct 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

You have any backups you could restore from?
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04 Oct 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Try finding the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL and modifying CheckedValue to 1.
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04 Oct 2010   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i use winmend folder hidden and it doesnt matter i have folders/files hidden on an external. i re installed winmend on my new pc and as long as you havent forgotten password they will show when you open and input passwords.
Here's a link for re dowload if you have lost original. you have to use the old password you made to retrieve those folders using that password.
WinMend Folder Hidden - Safely and quickly hide files and folders.
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04 Oct 2010   #5
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nope thats the worst part is, no restore or backup...because i had installed it while using XP & just do Ctrl+x & V when i installed Windows 7 & that's what i did on the last 2 re-installation & it worked with no problem but this time i lost it completely & that's SAD & BAD toooooooooo.......There got be some resolution i guess its just i can't figure it out....
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04 Oct 2010   #6
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Julian i got the setup file & i do remember the old password, so if we r on same page...i need to install the WinMend Folder Hidden again & just use the old password to get back my stuff, is that correct???....
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04 Oct 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thats it buddy ,easy as that
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04 Oct 2010   #8
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Try finding the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL and modifying CheckedValue to 1.
@unifex will the registry key will be there if i have installed OS completely again???
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04 Oct 2010   #9
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Recommend you cease any activity on the HD which holds your data - if you have another HD lying around you could try reinstalling your OS on that and retain your existing HD for an undelete/recovery program.

Keep us posted and regards
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04 Oct 2010   #10
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Wooooooooowwww let me check that if that works you saved my A*% & LIFE as well......
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