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Windows 7: Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

08 Apr 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Yousaf,

This tutorial is for Vista, but is the same in Windows 7. It may be able to help you restore this.

Hidden Files and Folders Option - Add or Remove - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Thanks man it worked on the fly.

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30 Apr 2010   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Note   Note

Tutorial Update:

Added Option Two and Option Three to be able to hide or show system files with a REG file download, or manually through the Registry Editor.

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01 Oct 2010   #22
asad ali

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

hi friend
when i show hidden files from Folder Options and apply then nothing happend .
Check mark is not working and can i get back it to the orignal position without registry patches.
Thanks for reply the highlited Options in screen shot are not working
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide-highlited.jpg

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01 Oct 2010   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Asad ali, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post back a screenshot of this? It may help better determine what may be wrong. :)
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28 Apr 2011   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How do make hidden folders permanently unhidden?

I have gone to folder options and changed to show hidden folders, which works but I want them to show as a normal folder... not grayed out. I don't ever want them to show as a hidden folder. How do I correct in Windows 7?

UPDATE: Found in folder, right click, properties, uncheck hidden.
File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
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28 Apr 2011   #25

Windows 10 Pro

Mike Oldfield fan? - YouTube - The exorcist soundtrack-Tubular bells

Anyways glad to hear you got the issue resolved.
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28 Apr 2011   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit here is my issue.

Yeah I love Mike Oldfield...Tubular Bells is my favorite piece of music.

Thanks for your help again!
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28 Apr 2011   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Can you post a screenshot so that we can which folders are grayed out? It's important for us to exactly which ones are. ::
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29 Apr 2011   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Alright. Got hidden issue more thing about favorites.

Thanks to all for help. I know NOTHING about computers. This laptop is my first one. I got it 7 months ago.
As I have stated, I got a virus. I THINK I got rid of it. Let's hope.

My favorites list is gone. When I try to readd a favorite to my favorites list, I get a message that says "The name you have entered for the shortcut already exists on your favorites menu. Would you like to override it?"
This means my favorites list is somewhere and I can't find it. Where is my "favorites menu" so I can repopulate my favorites listings?

ALSO, I keep getting Windows updates OVER AND OVER...I keep rebooting and still get them. I restored my computer to 04/12/11 to get back what I lost. Would this be why? They don't configure when it reboots, and I'm afraid this is the virus. What do I do?

Thanks again.
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29 Apr 2011   #29

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I'm glad to hear that the hidden issue is sorted.

Your Favorites folder is located at C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites.
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