[Solution] Options to Change Hidden Files and Folders Settings are not Available in Folder Options

As we all know we can change the settings to show / hide hidden files and folders from "Folder Options" which can be found under Tools menu in Windows XP or in Organize menu under Windows Vista and 7.


But sometimes you might find that the options to change the settings of hidden files and folders are not available in Folder Options. There may be following 4 cases:

  • The whole Hidden Files and Folders tree is not visible.
  • Only the heading Hidden files and folders is visible but it doesn't contain any option to choose from.
  • Only Do not show hidden files and folders option is available.
  • Only Show hidden files and folders option is available.

If you are also facing such problem, then download following ZIP file, extract it and then run the extracted .REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it and your problem will be solved:

Download Registry Script

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Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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