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hi all

i`m running Win7 32b SP1
and MSE as AV (up to date)

i`m now having all hidden files shown at start-up , i check to hide hidden files and they get hidden , but after restating or even logging off the show again
Registry
i did full virus check and MSE showed a Trojan and ranked it sever , but now its gone but the issue still on

id ont know if matters but the shut down button always show the (!) sign (like when there is update)

i did a registry cleaning using CCleaner , didn't work


any help
Edited by Crag - 11/2/11 at 8:38pm
    
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id ont know if matters but the shut down button always show the (!) sign (like when there is update)
I've noticed the same thing on my PC after my most recent reformat
post #3 of 8
Should simplyu be a case of:

open Windows explorer (Win+E)
Press Alt (brings up the toolbar)
Click View tab
Scroll through, under "Files and Folders" check "Don't show hidden....."
Click "Apply to Folders" (top) then Apply (bottom)

If that is done and the problem re-occurs then there is a problem, but please confirm you have done the above first. Thanks
     
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Hi, on my version of windows you;

Open Windows Explorer/My Computer/My Documents (Win+E)
Then press the Alt key
Then click "tools", then "Folder Options" then the "view" tab.
Then check dont show hidden files, folders, or drives.
Apply the settings and you should be good to go.

Sorry I dont want to seem arragant for copying Mattyd but think you missed a step out
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
sorry people , you got me wrong
when i hide files using regular method tools> Files and Folders >Don't show hidden files....
the got hid , OK

after restating or even log off the show again and the the check goes automaticly to Show Hidden files

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updated :

the whole registry is falling apart :every time i open firefox it asks me do you want to make it default browser , some extensions are lost , i tried to do system restore but all restore points are gone

is it time for formatting?? i hope not ,cause i have lots of backup to do if yes

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You could try deleting your local profile

C:\\users\\username

You should create a second account (computer manager) to do this.

Remember you will lose your entire local profile, including desktop customisations, outlook setttings, library contents, so it all depends if you want the work to set it up again. With any luck you have already diverted your storage libraries to another disk, should be less work for you then.
     
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Any news OP? DId removing the profile work? You left some rep but would like to know for sure and my own mind whether this was the solution.
     
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