How to unhide files in Windows XP

A SearchWincomputing.com member reveals how to unhide files in Windows XP.

If Windows XP cannot show any files previously hidden, there's a way to get them to re-appear. Simply open Notepad and copy and paste the code below, and save it with double quotation mark as "name.reg," (using your own name in the name.reg). Double clicking the *.reg file should unhide your files.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001
 

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This was first published in June 2007

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