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darkshadow791

"Do not show hidden files and folders"

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to modify the "Do not show hidden files and folders" option without creating an explorer window and going through Tools>etc... I.e. if it may be a registry key? I googled a bit but no luck.

The reason I'm looking for this is because I want a program to run in the background that will enable this option (instead of showing hidden/system files) every so often if it isn't already checked. Basically I don't want people who might have access to my computer to modify, change, delete, or tamper with hidden files. If anyone knows of a way to do this, much thanks.

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User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\

Advanced]

Value Name: Hidden

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Value Data: (1 = show hidden, 2 = do not show)

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That looks like the way winguides does their registry descriptions.

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yes it is, because it really isnt that hard to google

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