Show super hidden files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ExWhap, May 13, 2002.

  1. ExWhap

    ExWhap Guest

    To show super hidden files (and there's alot of them)

    Copy paste this and insert it into a reg file:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    Stop paste.

    You'll see alot of extra hidden files from now on :)

    Sorry if this has been brought up before!
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    Excellent tip. Used it already! See all those backup Temporary Internet files.........all easily.

    Thanks again
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    I might have to try that one when I get home. :D
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    this sounds excellant..haven't tried it yet...gonna spread the word around
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    mine were already enabled. :confused: you sure that's not the same as unchecking the hide protected operating system files or show hidden files and folders in folder options?
  6. ExWhap

    ExWhap Guest

    taurus : doh, yes it is :eek:
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    I don't want to scare everybody...but there are hidden files that you can only view in dos...I was hoping this registry entry would make those available...they don't...if you don't know what I'm talking about, read this
  8. Nemesis

    Nemesis Guest

  9. 1timemember

    1timemember Guest

    what kind of hidden files does it show?
  10. Nemesis

    Nemesis Guest

    If you use NTFS Alternate Data Streams you/someone can "hide" a file. The knowledge base article shows the syntax of the file. For example, say i have a Word document called secrets.doc and I have little brat of a brother that likes to snoop around, although I have the document password protected, I could create a text file called no_sercret.txt, then concatenate the Word document to an alternate data strem in the text file and now have a file called no_secret.txt:sercrets.doc.

    I could then concatenate another Word document to another alternate data stream of the same text file have the following:


    When "the brat" does a dir command, it will only show no_secret.txt

    You can use any backup software that knows about NTFS, you can copy to any NTFS disk even over a network.

  11. LightWave

    LightWave OSNN Addict

    ExWhap ... ur the same ExWhap who started helping out in our #xperience chat channel ? Or u someone else ?

    where the heck have u been?
  12. TuMbRaS

    TuMbRaS Guest

    All great suggestions guys... i can think of one that i use here at work...

    We keep a local copy of an audit file of a user's pc prior to shipping it to them..that way, we know for sure whats on the pc..and to verify when it comes in for a fix..if there has been any changes from the user on their system..

    As simple as this works..
    just rename your "secrets.txt" or "secrets.html"....whatever the file extension may be...and rename it to say... a dll file or other system file..and hide it in your system32 folder, so in this instance secrets.txt is now "winsys.dll" or "sysnt.dll".. then make it hidden and further modify by the security settings to your liking...

    just make sure there is not a file with that name already....

    and, when you want to see it again..just gain access and rename it....

    that simple..and our user's never know its there..

  13. ExWhap

    ExWhap Guest

    LightWave yeah that would be me, but damn, that's a long time ago =D

    Dunno what happened, just didn't come here anymore, you still got that channel on DALnet?
  14. LightWave

    LightWave OSNN Addict

    ... yeah mate... Its still there.. aint that many users tho..

    Join and .. be a frequent user.. u were really helpfull mate.. make ur self worth the op again :p :D hehe ..
  15. saqib

    saqib Guest

    how to get back after merging this into registry?
  16. ExWhap

    ExWhap Guest

    Open explorer > Tools > Folder Options

    View Tab

    Tick "Hide protected operating system files"