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How to make Windows Explorer show "Everything"

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May 30, 2010 7:27:16 AM

This will cause Windows Explorer to show everything in your hard drive.

Want to do some typing? Or.. Copy & Paste will be much easier... FIRST: Make a new restore point ! Copy the following into Notepad, and do a "Save As" and name it something like ShowAll.reg. In the File Type dropdown box, select "All Files" (to preserve the .reg extension) and save this file. Now double-click it and click Yes when asked if you want to enter this into the Windows Registry. To prove it worked, open Windows Explorer and see the difference. Be Careful!! You now have access to everything in your hard drive. Do not start deleting things you think you can live without. Windows System File Protection is still on, but you may delete something important anyway. It helps if you have "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked in Windows Explorer/tools/folder options/view.



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden" = "2"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSuperHidden" = "0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun" = "145"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
"CheckedValue" = "0"
May 30, 2010 4:36:42 PM

you can install windows process explorer from microsoft
It shows all the things that are running, and allows selectively turning them on or off at will.
That may help you.
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May 31, 2010 3:13:27 AM

This is just to make Windows Explorer show everything in a drive, even what MS hides beyond normal hidden files.
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