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I couldn't view the hidden files when i apply show hidden files in my folder options in tools menu in menu bar.

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Folder Options is removed from Tools in Windows by a virus. The virus is called W32.Rontokbro@mm OR W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM

The removal of this virus is slightly difficult. Antivirus can't remove it automatically. However detailed procedure to remove it is available at

http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

About this Virus/Worm:
What it does is creating new files which looked like a folder but its actually a .exe file. Unless you’ve enabled the view extensions in the folder options or else you won’t see the .exe extension of the file. The file is approximately 43.7Kb and normally people will click to open it because it looked like a folder. So after you’ve open it, the virus will run each time during startup and keep on spreading and spreading… into the harddrives.

More troubles coming up. Normally when you click “Tools” in explorer, there’s a “folder options” underneath it. Once the pc is infected with the virus, the Folder Options will be missing, which disabled you to change the options to view the extension of the files. So when you see a new folder appeared from nowhere and you clicked to open it out of curiousity, the virus spread more again. Moreover, the virus disabled the registry edit where you will see this message “Registry edit is disabled by the administrator” everytime you try to edit the registry.

So how to clean the virus then? I found some solution from the following link and have successfully cleaned it from my system.

http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

It will help you to get rid of this virus named W32.Rontokbro@mm aka brontok.a and to get back your hidden files. Source(s): http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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    Adi Sunardy Mar 14, 2009

    Or Try to use command prompt:

    Let's say you want to see all hidden stuff inside the D:\Temp folder. Check the steps below:

    1. Go to Start >> Run. Type cmd and press Enter to open the command prompt.
    2. Now navigate to the directory from the command prompt.
    [For
    eg. Assume you are in C:\Documents and Setting\Jose. and you want to go
    to D:\Temp; type D: and press enter. This will take you the root D:\ in
    the command prompt. Type cd Temp in the command prompt and press Enter. Now you'll be inside D:/Temp from the command prompt.]
    3. Type the command dir/ah to list all the files under D:\Temp.

    Once you get the name of the files, you can view or run them by entering the file path in the address bar of Windows (The address bar of Windows is similar to the address bar of Internet Explorer, where you type the website or folder address).
    To delete files use the del [Folder Name] in the command prompt. This will delete the folder you specify under the current directory. Eg del Temp


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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders in Windows XP 1. Open My Computer 2. Click...


How To Show Hidden Files And Folders in Windows XP

1. Open My Computer

2. Click Tools, then Folder Options

3. Click on the View tab

4. Under the "Hidden Files And Folders" select "Show Hidden Files And Folders"

5. Remove the checks from "Hide Extenstions For Known File Types" and "Hide Protected Operating System Files" if checked.

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Note you may have to scroll down to until you see both options. Also you may get the below pop up. You just need to click on the "Yes"

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6. Click Apply and OK

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Hi Mykk

If you are using Microsoft windows then follow the following steps to hide any files and folder:

1. Right click the file or folder that you want to hide
2. Go to Properties
3. Now in the Attribute Section (Below the size of files or folder)
4. Now You'll be able to see two check box option i.e. "Read-only" & "Hidden".
5. Now check mark the Hidden Option in Attribute Section.
6. Click Apply Button.
7. Confirm the option to apply settings to Subfolder & files(This confirmattion is asked only if you are hiding any folder).
8. Click OK.

9Now you'll be seeing that the folder or file's color has been changed that means you have hidden file or folder Successfully.

10. Now Go to "Tools" in menu bar
11. Click "Folder options"
12. Go to "View" Tab
13. Now in Hidden files and folder optin below Select the redio box i.e. "Do not show hidden files and folders"
14. Click Apply button
15. Click Ok


To Unhide your files or folder follow the steps from 10-15, by just making changes in step 13.
You just have to select the radio box i.e. "Show hidden files and folders.
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