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    No 'View' under Windows Explorer Tools menu! (SP2)

    On my 3-yr old home computer I just noticed that the the "View" option is missing from Windows Explorer Tools menu. All I see are" Map network drive, Disconnect network drive and Synchronize. I'm quite sure I had the option open to me in the past. and I'm baffled about what's going on. I need to view some hidden files so your suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    Re: No 'View' under Windows Explorer Tools menu! (

    There is a View command to the left on the command bar, but it's for screen display kinds of things. I believe what you're looking for IS in the Tools command. Click on Tools, Folder Options and one of the resulting tabs is View, which I think is the command you're looking for.

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    That's not it

    The Tools menu SHOULD have the folder options, but it doesn't. It just has the network drive and synch options. Very weird.

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    Re: That's not it

    There's a rather rambling discussion in Experts Exchange on this matter (note that the layout of the webpage is Question followed by Lots of Adverts followed by Answers), something of which might match your situation.

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    Re: That's not it

    Uh oh... At http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm there is a registry tweak at line number 129 that has the following in it:
    <hr>Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer]
    "NoFolderOptions"=dword:0000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerRestrictions]
    "NoBrowserOptions"=dword:00000000 <hr>
    I don't know if that'll fix the problem or not. Just be careful; I usually prefer to look with Regedit first.

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    It works, BUT ...

    Well, the registry hack did the trick and I can now see the "Folder Options" under the tools menu. Interestingly enough, when I open it and go to the View tab, I don't see an option to show hidden files! It appears as if I'm the victim of malware!

    Suggestions, please!

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    Re: It works, BUT ...

    What does your anti-virus / anti-malware software report when you run a scan?

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    Re: It works, BUT ...

    This, too is a setting that is controlled by the registry. If your computer was ever connected to a domain, it's quite possible that those settings were inherited. Regardless, the link I provided should show you where to look.

    I'm fairly certain these settings are also buried in the Group Policy Editor (only available on XP Pro), but I find that method counter-intuitive -- unless you're already familiar with it.
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