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Show protected operating system files.

This setting can let you to show the protected operating system files which are required to start and run Windows.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Some files that have the System and Hidden attributes are not viewable by default. These files are required to start and run Windows. Such files are not visible, even if the option to show hidden files and folders is enabled. To make these protected operating system files visible; you need to make changes to the registry.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value, “ShowSuperHidden”, if it does not exist, at HKEY_CURRENT_USER and “DefaultValue” at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry paths.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1”, which can show protected operating system files. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change this value to “0” or delete the dword values.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.


Show protected operating system files.reg

The '.reg' file will show protected operating system files.

Hide protected operating system files (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will hide protected operating system files.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Protected operating system files can be viewed.

Protected operating system files can not be viewed by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Second, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden\] and right click on the DWORD value 'DefaultValue' and select 'Modify'.

Third, set the value data as '1' and click 'OK'.

Fourth, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\] and right click on the DWORD value 'ShowSuperHidden' and select 'Modify'.

Finally set the value data as '1' to show protected operating system files and click 'OK'.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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