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Can set up Windows XP to show hidden files/folders

I do not have a "folder options" folder under control panel and under "tools" there is not a folder options choice. How do I set up folders to show hidden files/folders

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  • mldake Feb 17, 2009

    My problem is that I don't have a "folder options" folder under control panel.

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Go to controal panal in start then folder options then the view tab
You will have a option to view all hiden folders xp by default will have this turned off Thanx for using Fixya

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    sorry i did not read your post propapley i will find you a solution

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    try this LINK this is what it is saying...

    open run in satrt type regedit

    Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer In the NofolderOptions, right click on the file and select “Modify


    Put the value as 0 and click on « OK » to reactivate Folder Options

    Close the registry and restart your computer to save all settings

    THEAR IS A MORE SIMPLER OPTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LINK WICH MAY BE BETTER FOR YOU

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How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder2761870.jpg Submitted by Srikanth on Thursday, 10 December 200930 Comments Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder.

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Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC.
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