Show hidden files and folders


I got a problem with my computer. I can’t show hidden files and folders. If I choose “Show Hidden Files and Folders”, it will be change back to “Do Not …” . I did a search on the Net. The second solution solved my problem.

Solution 1:

  1. Start->Run->Regedit
  2. Go to:


  1. Set key Hidden = 1
  2. Refresh

Solution 2:

If you got RavMon virus etc, you may need this.

  1. Start->Run->Regedit
  2. Go to:


  3. SET DWORD key CheckedValue = 1If it’s not DWORD value, delete it and recreate as DWORD value and set it to 1.
  4. Refresh