Operating System Windows Why the Windows XP Hidden Files Can not be Opened

In Windows XP, have you met a case that a hidden file can not be opened? Here I would tell you the some ways of solutions by editing the Windows Registry. Before any operation to the registry, be sure to backup it before you begin.

1. Using some registry repairing software to repair.

2. Copy the following codes into the notepad, save the text as a reg file, then double-click the file and import it into Windows Registry.

Note: Be sure to back up the whole registry before this operation.

//////////////Copying Begin (not include this line)//////////////
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"RegPath" = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced"
"Text" = "@ shell32.dll, -30500"
"Type" = "radio"
"CheckedValue" = dword: 00000001
///////////////Copying End (not include this line)///////////////

3. Also, you can do it manually, the principle as same as the above. Note, to be sure to back up the registry entries before the amendment.

From the "Start" menu, "Start" > "Run", input "regedit" in the text line of dialog then press "Enter", this will open the registry editor. Navigate to following location under the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" root:


then, modify the value of "CheckedValue" to 1.

4. Some related entries of your registry have been modified:


The virus has modified the value of "Type" under the "SHOWALL" key to be "radio2" (of course, it possibly be other name). This would result in the "Show All Files" option will can not be shown. Change the value back to "radio" could solve this problem.

5. Unidentified software have modified the registry.

Use the method of #3 show above to open the registry editor, navigate to the following location:


then, first to directly delete "CheckedValue". Then right click and create a new DWORD value, then rename it as "CheckedValue", and set its value data to be 1. then exit the Registry Editor. Ok, problem solved.

Operating system - Windows