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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Show/Hide System Files and Folder using Windows Registry

This is an alternate method to show/hide system files and folders on a Windows PC. Most likely, you should use this simple method to do the same thing if you don't want to take risks modifying your registry.
IMPORTANT This article will guide to some steps to modify your Windows Registry. Stop if you're not familiar with the Windows Registry. Making a wrong change on the Windows Registry could cause critical problems to your computer.
Proceed at your own risks
1. Open the "Registry Editor" ("Start" >> "Run", then type "regedit" and Enter).
2. Expand to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
3. If the value "SuperHidden" exists, double-click on it to edit its value to (0 = show hidden, 1 = do not show)
4. If the value "SuperHidden" does not exist, create it as follows
Name: SuperHidden
Type: DWORD
Value: 0
(0: show hidden, 1: do not show)

Show/Hide System Files Using Registry