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Search hidden files.

This setting permits you to look for hidden files while trying to find a file/folder.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003
Normally, you search for files with specific name or extension but you never look for the hidden files straight away. Sometimes, you yourself may hide some file and forget. You can specifically look for the hidden files. The system or program files are by default hidden, so that they do not get deleted or changed, even by mistake.

This setting explicitly searches for hidden files when trying to find a file/folder.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “SearchHidden”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value data to “1” which can search hidden files. However, if you want to disable this setting, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
This works only with advanced search option, but it doesn't work with the classic search.

Search for hidden files and folders.reg

The '.reg' file can include hidden files/folders with the search arguments.

Exclude searching hidden files and folders.reg

The '.reg' file can exclude searching hidden files and folders. Edit Delete

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

'Search hidden Files and Folders' option is disabled by default, while searching for a file/folder.

'Search hidden Files and Folders' option is enabled while searching for a file/folder.

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

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\] , right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "SearchHidden" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "SearchHidden" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value User "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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