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    How to supress 'show files'

    I once read about a registry tweak in PCMag that supresses that annoying "show files" warning every time you try to look at windows or below in explorer. I can't find any mention of it anywhere anymore.
    Does anyone know how to turn off the warning?
    TIA.

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    Re: How to supress 'show files'

    Click on Show Files when the warning comes up
    View > Folder Options > View
    Select 'Like Current Folder'
    Click OK
    Close Explorer and it should be fixed.

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    Re: How to supress 'show files'

    There is a file in Windows folder (and another one in System folder) named FOLDER.HTT
    Tweak in PCMag suggested to rename it.

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    Re: How to supress 'show files'

    I think all you need to do is turn on the "Show hidden files and folders" in the "View" tab of Explorer, Folder Options and View.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: How to supress 'show files'

    Often times the show files warning can be taken off by simply changing the view settings in the view menu. I've seen several occurances where that warning shows up when you select the c:windows folder. If you check the view menu when the warning is present, you may see that As Web Page is selected for the view option for that folder. By changing that to List, Large Icons, Small Icons, Details, etc. you can avoid the warning the next time you go into the folder.

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    Thanks to all...

    ...who responded with ideas.
    Unfortunately, none of them worked on my system EXCEPT...
    renaming folder.htt.
    That did it.
    Thanks, kaplinb !

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