Hidden Files and folders in XP
Hello, I recently ran into some major problems trying to install a nero 7 update. On one of the replys from nero they said to look for files or folders in windows explorer. The question I have is which files or folders should be hidden in windows xp pro? The reason I ask is because after messing around in there my computer boots very slow. I have hide hidden files and folders checked, but I also have program files hidden and drive C hidden and I think one other one. Is there a way to restore this to its default value. I can't use system restore because there are no restore points, In the process of trying to update nero I deleted all system restore points. Is there a way to reset what files folders should be hidden?
Thanks for any help, John
In XP Home:
My Computer/Tools/Folder Options
General tab............restore defaults
view tab................restore defaults
I would suspect Pro will be nearly the same, although these changes aren't what slowed your pc down. Slow downs are most likely caused by adware and spyware. Also if you haven't defragged the hard drive recently you should give that a whirl.
Thanks rwest, It turns out that I had an ethernet cable that the dog had pulled on and the little tab that keeps it in the router is gone so it pulled the cable out some but not enough to stop me from getting on the internet. It was strage because the way I figured it out is by taking my ethernet cable off my pc and it booted just fine then when I would plug the cable back into the computer the welcome screen would come on and just stay there for about 1-2 minutes, then it would finally go to my wallpaper but I still had to wait for the icons and programs to load. As soon as I put the cable in and put a piece of tape around it holding it in the router my computer booted fine.That goes to show ya check the easier things first!
Have a good day, John
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