do not show hidden files, folders or drives - in the view tab - button will not change

  • Windows explore-
  • Organize-
  • Folder options and research-
  • See tab-
  • do not show hidden files, folders or drives button (small blue dot)

It will not disappear.
There is no button 'Show hidden... '. ».
There is only 'don't show me. " ' button.
It will not change no matter what I do.
Most other items in the view tab have check boxes or replacements to choose.
This is not the case.

I want to see everything.
What gives?

P.S. On a side note - I was looking for initially c:\programdata (directory). That's how all this started. I FOUND IT, is told in passing. HOWEVER - IT DOES NOT EVEN APPEAR ON THE PROMPT BACK - OMG.

Just thought I would add that :)

Hi JoeNed,

I see that you have some problems with the display tab in windows Explorer. I'll help you with this problem.

1. What is the brand and model of the computer?

2. what security software is installed on the computer?

3. have you made changes on the computer recently?

Method 1.

Start the computer in safe mode and check if that helps.

Advanced startup options (including safe mode):

Method 2.

Run a full scan of the computer with the Microsoft Safety Scanner to make sure that the computer is virus-free.

Microsoft safety scanner:

Warning of Security Scanner: there could be a loss of data while performing an analysis using the Microsoft safety scanner to eliminate viruses as appropriate.

Method 3.

I suggest that you can exercise SFC scan and check if that helps. The SFC/SCANNOW command analyzes all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with appropriate Microsoft versions.

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Method 4.

You can try to restore the computer to a date earlier and check.

System Restore:

Important: System Restore will return all system files not as documents, email, music, etc., to a previous state. These files of types are completely affected by the restoration of the system. If it was your intention with this tool to recover a deleted file to non-system, try using a file instead of system restore recovery program.

Method 5.

I would like to create a new user account and check if that helps.

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