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Oct 19, 2007

I've just hidden a file. Changed my explorer tools to 'Do Not Show Hidden Files and Folders'. Applied it (file hid as expected). Changed setting back again and applied (file didn't come back!).Tried a few more tests - same every time. As far as I'm concerned, hiding a file is the same as permanently deleting it!


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i have 450 gb of music files but my problem is that having been infected by a virus, most of the folder were hidden and i can only accesss after unhiding them from Tools menu, folder options, go under view then i show hidden files and folders first, then i have to go to the second option of unticking the hide protected operating system files(Recommended)i have tried to deactivate them by right clicking a folder, go to attribute in properties in order to deactive the hidden but unfortunately it is faint not active but with a tick i cant deactivate it. i have also tried attrib command in DOS PROMPT -s -h to deactivate but some folders are not shown. i have also formated drive C: and installed windows xp pro three times but still the same problem.

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