show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry


  1. Posts : 6
    windows 7
       #1

    show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry


    I am trying to setup a default user or machine setup for how win7 handles folder view options. I want show hidden folders to be set to on for all users and the hide extensions for know file types to be unchecked or turned off ffor all users (so extensions show)
    I have located them in the registry but they do not seem to be applied to all users.
    Below is the registry settings I have set

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Hidden"=dword:00000001
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000

    When I create a new account to test the folder options are still hiding hidden files and not showing extensions.

    Any suggestions

    thx
    Last edited by gandalf50; 06 Dec 2009 at 05:38.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       #2

    You're close but in the wrong area.
    Code:
     
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
    "Hidden"=dword:00000001
    show and hide files is a profile specific key and therefore can be modified by user accounts. if you would like to change the default, navigate to key:
    HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidden and \hidefileext
    there are keys in there that set default behaviors.
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