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Old 10-03-2007, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WinXP home - can't enable "show hidden files"

hello there!

I'm running windows Xp home edition and I can't change the "show hidden files"
option...I'm going to tools > folder options > view > I check the "show hidden
files", i press apply then ok but I still can't see the hidden files. I go back to the
folder options and the setting is back to "do not show hidden files". I have only
one account on my pc so i'm the administrator...

This thing is used to work few months ago...but I haven't used it for awhile and
now i needed it so I found out the problem...

any ideas??!
thanks in advance!

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: WinXP home - can't enable "show hidden files"

Are you trying to veiw hidden or SYSTEM files?

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: WinXP home - can't enable "show hidden files"

If its not what TheEnd187 said then restart your computer in safe mode and then try to change the option.
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