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Superhidden Files

Posted by n0nsequitur on January 20, 2008

Did you know that even if you check the “Show hidden files” option in Windows Explorer, you still won’t see all the files? There are files in Windows that are “Super hidden”. To be able to see these files, simply open your favorite registry editor and navigate to the following:
Set “SuperHidden” to 1


3 Responses to “Superhidden Files”

  1. grizzly said

    I am facing a problem recently regarding the hidden files. Even when I check the “Show hidden files” option in Windows Explorer and click “apply/ok”, I do not see any hidden files displayed. When I go back to the “folder options” page, I find the “Show hidden files” unchecked.
    What causes this and how to get around it?

  2. n0nsequitur said

    That is a bit unusual and possibly caused by a virus infection. Try going here:

    Go here to run an online scannner from ESET.

    * Note: You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan
    * Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
    * Click Start
    * When asked, allow the activex control to install
    * Click Start
    * Make sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked, and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked
    * Click Scan
    * Wait for the scan to finish
    * Use notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
    * Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic and also let me know how things are now.

  3. Ezzeddine said

    in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden\SHOWALL, set checkedvalue=1 and defaultvalue=2

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