How To Enable “Show Hidden Files Option” When Disabled By a Virus:-


Most of us have this problem, Sometimes when virus attack our computer it disable the “Show hidden files and folders” option than even if we select the option Show hidden files and folders from the folder option window, the changes just disappear upon closing the dialog. It is because virus has attacked your registry file. So here is the solution to the problem:-

Go to Run than type regedit and click Ok.

Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion
ExplorerAdvancedFolderHiddenSHOWALL

Look at the “CheckedValue” key. This should be a DWORD key. Check its value If the value is not 1 then make it 1.
If “CheckedValue” key is not there then Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.

Now open My Computer, on the toolbar go to Tools > Folder Option and click on the View tab.
The “Show hidden files & folders” will work properly!!!

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8 comments so far

  1. ramesh on

    I have also faced this problem, thanx a lot for the solution…
    Keep Blogging!!!

  2. nik on

    cool trick buddy but what if registry editor is also disbled…once i had that problem registry editor , task manger and hide hidden files option all were gone any suggestions for that!!!

  3. kunal sachdeva on

    good question…
    The trick to enable task manager i have already posted in my previous post…
    The trick to enable hidden folder you have seen in this post..
    The Trick to enable registry i’ll post in my next post
    Check it out!!!

  4. deepu on

    nice and informative tricks buddy keep bloggin!!!!

  5. jaggu on

    hey ..thanks buddy ..even i have faced this

  6. Sorcerer on

    Nice tricks dude
    keep em comming!

  7. Dan* on

    very useful post…………..its a very dirty virus name “brontak”

  8. Jiten on

    This is very nice trick.I was also facing this problem, now it is solved.


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