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Windows 7: Help Please!

18 Jul 2010   #1
MJ Dawg

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 64 Bit
 
 
Help Please!

Hi! I am trying to access this folder named "Show Hidden Files or Folders" but when I go to control panel>appearance and personalization that folder isn't there, and whenever I try doing windows explorer> organize > folder and search options, the "Folder and Search options" label is grey! Could someone help me! It's not a virus and looked on other sites to check my registry settings and they're okay. So could some one PLEASE help?!?




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18 Jul 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi MJ Dawg welcome to the forums

To show Hidden Files and Folders:
Open Windows Explorer
Press the Alt Key
Click Tools at the Top, followed by Folder Options
Click the View tab
then its in that list of options
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18 Jul 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This is our tutorial on the subject
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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18 Jul 2010   #4
MJ Dawg

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hi MJ Dawg welcome to the forums

To show Hidden Files and Folders:
Open Windows Explorer
Press the Alt Key
Click Tools at the Top, followed by Folder Options
Click the View tab
then its in that list of options
Umm... for some reason when I went to tools the folder options label wasn't there either...


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18 Jul 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Take a look at the Tutorial Rich posted, there is an alternative fix.
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18 Jul 2010   #6
MJ Dawg

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Take a look at the Tutorial Rich posted, there is an alternative fix.
Nope, still not there.
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18 Jul 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have an administrative account or a limited account on your computer? If your account is not an admin account, you might not be able to do it. Right click your documents folder, click properties, and make sure you are allowed to make changes. If not, and you have an admin account, give yourself permission.
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18 Jul 2010   #8
MJ Dawg

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Do you have an administrative account or a limited account on your computer? If your account is not an admin account, you might not be able to do it. Right click your documents folder, click properties, and make sure you are allowed to make changes. If not, and you have an admin account, give yourself permission.
Ill try that...
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18 Jul 2010   #9
MJ Dawg

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Do you have an administrative account or a limited account on your computer? If your account is not an admin account, you might not be able to do it. Right click your documents folder, click properties, and make sure you are allowed to make changes. If not, and you have an admin account, give yourself permission.
How do I do that, I mean I changed owner to my account and for my account I put full control but i still cant access Folder Options?
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18 Jul 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MJ Dawg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if this may be your issue by enabling Folder Options with the tutorial below.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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