Sunday, June 10, 2012

Show Hidden Files And Folders Problem In Windows 7

Folders and files are hidden for some reasons, ranging from security to personal ones,  privacy  and to reduce clusters of files on the system. Although, not actually a reliable way to secure files and folders from intruders. After some times one would wants to show the hidden files to make use of them for what they are meant for. These are among what the hiding and showing of files and folders in a Windows operating system does.

Contrary to aforementioned functions, unfortunately, the 'Show hidden files and folders' seems to be missing in the place where it is located. As one would have it  at the wrong time returning into where the process is located there is nothing available to carry out the function. First thought that comes to mind is virus probably has infested the system or something is wrong somewhere trying to prevent it to be among the list of options available for changes in that section of the operating system. After scanning the system it is obvious there is no single virus presents and that makes one worries of what is going on with the system 'Show hidden files and folder' section.

Taking time to Google on information has be exhausted only to remain thinking of what the cause of the failure of the 'Show hidden files and folders' is. In no time the conclusion is to take it to the computer technician for possible servicing. If you are experiencing such trouble with your system there is a quick step-by-step solution.

A typical Windows 7 Start button

Step 1: Download this file and copy the regedit to the c:\Windows folder or directory. That is, copy and paste the file into Windows directory. And restart the system for changes to take place.

Step 2: Click 'Start' button and select 'Control Panel' from the options.

Step 3: At the 'Control Panel' click 'Appearance and Personalization' and click 'Folder Options'.

Step 4: Click the 'View' tab and under  'Advanced Settings' click  'Show hidden  files, folders, and drivers' , click Apply and Ok.