Nov 8 2007

How To Show Vista’s Super Hidden Files

book In a previous tip I showed you how to unhide your operating system files, but as I noticed some files are still hidden and these are called Super hidden files. Here’s how to show them too with a quick Registry edit.

  1. Click on the Start Orb and type Regedit in the Search Bar.
  2. Click Regedit at the top of the search results under programs.
  3. Approve the UAC if prompted.
  4. Navigate to the following key
  5. HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced.
  6. In the right hand pane scroll down to SuperHidden, right click SuperHidden and choose Modify and change the 0 value key to 1.
  7. Close the Registry Editor and reboot Windows.

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    3 Comments on this post


    1. Donna Lee Jameson said:

      And what is the value is already set to 1 and still can’t see the hidden files / folders ?

      July 11th, 2008 at 8:53 am
    2. Donna Lee Jameson said:

      Actually, I mean what if you can’t access them?
      For instance, My music or my documents ?

      July 11th, 2008 at 8:54 am
    3. Kevin said:

      @ Donna Lee, Are you getting an Access is denied message when trying to open these folders.

      July 13th, 2008 at 6:58 am


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