How to enable show hidden files and folder in registry

Kindly find the below steps to enable show hidden files option in registry if the infection keeps disabling the options in folder option menu.

Solution :

  1. Open registry editor, Start ->run -> Regedit.
  2. Go to the following registry location, [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

3.  Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called ” Hidden


Value Name: Hidden, Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD Value),  Value Data : (1 = show hidden, 2 = do not show)

4.   Exit registry editor window and restart the computer or log out of windows for the change to take effect.


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