Thursday, 01 November 2007

How to show all hidden files and folders in Windows Vista

There is a registry setting in Windows Vista that hides and shows all hidden and system files. You can access and modify this registry key with these steps:

1. Click the Start orb and type regedit.

2. Open the Registry Editor.

3. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE for to enforce for all users)
then Software
then Microsoft
then Windows
then CurrentVersion
then Explorer
then click on Advanced

4. On the right side, double-click the SuperHidden key.

5. Set this key to a value of 0 if you want to enable hidden and system files to appear.
Set it to 1 to disable hidden and system files from being viewed.

Suggested Reading
- How to stop Windows from asking to your restart after an update
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- How to enable the hidden boot logo in Windows Vista
- How to make Windows Vista shut down services faster
- How to extend Windows Vista's 30 day activation period (legally)

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