Show Hidden Files and Folders" not working

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A few days back, a friend came to me and told me that he was having trouble with his Windows Xp. The show hidden files and folders was not working at all. If he selected the radio button “Show hidden files and folders”, and then press Ok .. the changes would just disappear upon opening the dialog again. It was probably some virus attack after which the Windows registry was not being updated properly. So here is what I did to restore it back.

Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1.

Now you’re all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect. Mine have already been fixed :-). Please spare a few moments from your precious time and tell us about your experiences.

11:17 AM

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