Ho can i show my hidden files in my laptop?!!

@chiyosan (30213)
Philippines
October 8, 2010 11:32pm CST
Oh noh... i cannot transfer files from some usbs, or even sd cards because my laptop cannot see the "hidden files" and whenever i try to click on the folder options to "sho hidden files" it would still go back to its setting as "do not show hidden files" i've been doing it this morning... i cannot really change the setting!! what's wrong with my pc now?? i cannot even see if i have hidden files in my drive c and d!! :( can anyone who knows the trick help me pls on this???
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@murtuza89 (513)
• India
9 Oct 10
Hi there, The Most probable reason for you not able to view the Hdden folders is a VIRUS!! However you can try these Steps f they work for you: 1. Go to My Computer 2. Go to Tools ( Alt + T ) 3. Go to Folder Options ( O ) 4. Go to View Tab ( Ctrl + Tab ) 5. In the Files and Folders Secton: Hidden Files and Folders: Select Show Hdden fles and folders Rado Button. Uncheck the Option: 1. Hide extention for known file types. 2. Hide potected operatng system file (Recommended) 6. Go to your Pendrive Folder and check if you can see the files now. Note: Incase you see a Folder named: System.exe in the Pendrive, it means you pendrive has virus. So format your Pen drive. Also, as suggested by users above, you should install a good Antvirus Software and Malware remover on your system. Avast and Malwarebytes recommended. If still facing the same issue. Install Avast Antvirus and Run a Startup Scan. This should resolve your issue 90%. If not then backup all your files and format your PC and Pendrive both. Regards, Murtuza LinksHub . weebly . com
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
9 Oct 10
thank you very much for your detailed help :) is Avast antivirus better than others? I am using the free version of the AVG virus - i think it is okay... hmmm but i might try others as well. thanks so much. i've checked and have found that the registry has been changed alright. i changed 0 to 1 and my files are now better!! =)
10 Oct 10
Almost any antivirus is good, all you need to do is updated frequently. Daily update is the best. For me, i am using Avast Free Version. One more thing, please use Mozilla Firefox and added "NoScript" AddOn, it will save you from malicious website from sending malware, spyware, etc. But you'll learn quite easily how to use this magnificent addon.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
hi there, thank you for taking time to reply to the discussion, apologies for my late response though. hehe Have a wonderful time in mylot! see you around. God bless you always.
• Philippines
9 Oct 10
if that would be the case, your laptop has been infected by a virus. does you laptop has installed anti virus software? well, what i do when my computer has been infected, i try to run the task manager, if the task manager didnt appear, i conclude that my computer has a virus. good thing, i have files that can enable and disable the task manager. i also have one, that can show the hidden files. i know, these are downloadable. :)
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Thank you very much for your response to the discussion. sorry for my late response here in the discussion. have a wonderful time in mylot... see you around the site! have a great day! Happy Mylotting!!
@kai9999 (1702)
• India
10 Oct 10
let me remember..........yes it had happen to me once when i transformed xp to vista using transformation pack. once i uninstalled it every thing was fine, it may have been caused as one of the system file may have been replaced.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Thank you very much for your response to the discussion. sorry for my late response here in the discussion. have a wonderful time in mylot... see you around the site! have a great day! Happy Mylotting!!
• India
9 Oct 10
I know what it is find some antivirus which scans at boot time like quickheal.set your option to scan it at boottime and restart.problem solved. ...happy to help..
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Thank you very much for your response to the discussion. sorry for my late response here in the discussion. have a wonderful time in mylot... see you around the site! have a great day! Happy Mylotting!!