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Offline Drauka

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View Hidden and protected files not working
« on: April 23, 2021, 09:54:25 AM »
Hey Guys and Gals,

I can no long view hidden files and folders and the option wont enable.

SFC /scannow found nothing.
DISM found nothing wrong.
I even checked the section in registry and it is set correctly to display but doesn't.

Malwarebytes, Bitdefender and Hitman Pro all scan system safe.

Problem started after a windows update the other day.

I can still get to appdata by %temp% but would really prefer to have it all working.

Anyone know how to fix?
Would tweaking software find and fix the issue?

Thanks
Drauka

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Re: View Hidden and protected files not working
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 03:01:01 PM »
Have you tried going Start - type folder and press enter when File Explorer Options comes up then click on View to access the button to Show hidden files.

My Win 10 is up to date and I don't have a problem but if you believe an update is the cause, then try your restore points to prior the update.
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Re: View Hidden and protected files not working
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 10:43:19 PM »
Have you tried going Start - type folder and press enter when File Explorer Options comes up then click on View to access the button to Show hidden files.

My Win 10 is up to date and I don't have a problem but if you believe an update is the cause, then try your restore points to prior the update.

Hello,

Thanks for fast reply.
I have tried to turn it on and it wont check.
Under start folder options there it will check but after apply and ok if I go back to it is unchecked.

And as for system restore I can't do that during restore it re-enables my AV and then it blocks the restore.

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Re: View Hidden and protected files not working
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 04:58:22 AM »
I've always found it is best to perform the restore in Safe Mode so that an AV program doesn't get in the way.

To access those in that mode, press the Windows key and r together then type rstrui.exe and press enter when it comes up.

You can also access the folders change button in that mode.

I've seen a case where Bitdefender's Intrusion Detection Module has blocked this but if still doesn't work with Bitdefender turned off, then it won't be that.
Tom.