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  1. legolas

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    hi,

    i invariably use the feature "show hidden icons/folders" (not that u may assume of! :d ) how can i create a shorcut key for triggering this option on or off? like ctrl+alt+u or something like that... is it possible?

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  2. Vishal Gupta

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    Open Notepad and paste following lines:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Hidden"=dword:00000002
    
    Save it with any name and with the extension .reg, like "Hide.reg"

    Similarly again create a new file and paste following code:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Hidden"=dword:00000001
    
    Now save it with any name and extension .reg, like "Unhide.reg"

    Now what u hv to do, when u want to hide files/folders, double-click on Hide.reg file and in case u want to unhide, simply double-click on unhide.reg file :wink:

    Regarding to shortcut keys, u can create their shortcuts and can assign shortcut keys by going to its properties!!!
     
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    nothing happened, after i clicked the hide and unhide . reg files....

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    U need to logoff as I tested it
     
  5. Vishal Gupta

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    U hv to refresh the window after applying this reg tweak!

    Its working fine for me!

    PS: If u hv enabled Hide extensions for known filetypes, then disable it in Folder Options. Then u'll be able to see whether the reg file u hv created hv .REG extension or .REG.TXT extension. If it has .REG.TXT extension, then change it to only .REG extension.
     
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    When you double click on either files, it will ask you:
    Do you want to add this to the registry

    Just click yes. Similarly for the Unhide key.
    Maybe, if you click Hide first, it wont display anything because its already there by default. :roll:
     
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