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March 3, 2005 1:14:01 PM

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Hi,

Is there any short-cut to toggle show/hide those hidden file??
March 3, 2005 1:14:02 PM

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In news:BE4C93E9.4B9F%firstpak@tm.net.my,
Firstpack Graphics <firstpak@tm.net.my> had this to say:


> Hi,
>
> Is there any short-cut to toggle show/hide those hidden file??


Not as far as I know. A quick search at a search engine didn't turn up any
shortcut keys assigned to show/hide hidden files. I don't even know of a
third party application that does that but there may be one out there.
Sounds a bit like a valuable application if it were light and didn't require
installation. You could use it on client machines to show hidden files while
you were debugging it. It's a great idea but I don't know of an animal that
does that.

You could make a .reg file for that or maybe convert it to a VBScript file
if you wanted, here's the key information that you'd need to do this:

Registry Key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advance
d
Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: ShowSuperHidden
Modify/Create the Value Name [ShowSuperHidden] according to the Value Data
listed below.
Value Data: [0 = ShowSuperHidden Disabled / 1 = ShowSuperHidden Enabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot

The reg key information came from theeldergeek.com just so you don't think I
knew that off the top of my head ;) 

Galen
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