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By rajan62 ·
I am not able to open the hidden files that I have hidden as they were my personal files. I am using Windows XP SP2. I have tried using the Tools menu and Folder options under that. Initially I was able to open these hidden files by using above mentioned steps. Please help. Is it because of virus? I am using Avira free antivirus software.

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by asher2jk In reply to Hidden files

Hi try this process:

1. Go to Start ?> Run, then type Regedit
2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.

Now you should be able to view all the hidden files..

Be careful while editing the Registry and if that also doesn't work then it implies its a virus.

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by rajan62 In reply to Try this

Thank you very much. The steps that you have given have worked.

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