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How to Show Hidden Files and Folders Disabled after Virus Removal?

Updated on July 9, 2011

Computer viruses one of the toughest problem to solve for Windows users. All windows users more of less have the experience of problems of affected computers / notepads when those are affected to some type of viruses. Hidden folder(s) or hidden file(s) problem is one of the disgusting problem for the infection of computer viruses or spywares.This type of generally produced when the Show Hidden Files and Folders option is disabled or prevented by the infection of computer viruses or malware. This page tells you the ways to solve this problem and will help you to regain access or modify and save the settings and then you can easily find / see all the hidden files or folders.

Steps to Show Hidden Files and Folders Disabled after Virus Removal

You can easily solve the problem when the folder options is completely disabled from your windows computer. In the following paragraphs you will find the detail options to  solve the problem easily and simply. Just follow the following instructions:

  1. At first, hold Windows key and press R key of your computer keyboard and hit Enter key. This will open the run program window.
  2. Type regedit on the run window box and hit Enter key of your keyboard.
  3. You need to navigateto On Registry editor. To do so, follow the steps: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
  4. Now, on the right pane, delete the value with the changes of: Name: CheckedValue, Type: REG_SZ, and Data:2.
  5. Just now, create a new DWORD. Right-click on the right pane > New >DWORD Value to create new DWORD. The value of DWORD should be: Name: CheckedValue, Type: REG_DWORD and Data:1.

By following the above steps, you can easily enable the Show Hidden Files and Folders under folder options and can easily access the hidden files and folders of your computer. Hope, this is really very helpful to solve the problem to enable Show Hidden Files and Folders under folder options. When one of my friend including this problem, we solved that easily by applying the above mentioned steps. Hope, it will be helpful to solve the problem.

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