Show all hidden files and folders


  1. Posts : 1,002
    XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
       #1

    Show all hidden files and folders


    I am preparing a script file to ...
    () Show hidden files, folders and drives
    [ ] Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
    I can successfully toggle ... "Show hidden files, folders and drives"

    But I cannot find registry key and values for "Hide protected operating system files"

    Thank you :)
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  2. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #2

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
    ShowSuperHidden

    Show all hidden files and folders-ssh.png
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  3. Posts : 72,182
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello Russell,

    If you like, the tutorial below can add a hide/show all hidden files/folders/drives to your desktop context menu for easy use. If nothing else, you can take a look at it's .vbs file to help with yours.

    Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
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    XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you UsernameIssues and Brink

    Here I am re-inventing the wheel ... again
    I have only had enough time to read the tutorial so far.
    The context menu idea is brilliant.

    This is THE best forum

    I will get back here when I have it sorted, (a day or two)

    Thanks again
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  5. Posts : 72,182
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    Glad we could help. I hope it works well for you. :)
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  6. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #6

    GrayGhost2 said:
    Thank you UsernameIssues and Brink
    ~~~
    You are welcome.

    Sorry that my post was so brief. Real life got in the way
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    XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    UserNameIssues +2

    No problems
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