Show hidden folders not working - already ran sfcscannow Solved

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Show hidden folders not working - already ran sfcscannow

    Hi all, Windows 10 pro Build 1809 updated -

    issue is with in the folder options for windows 10 - selecting Show hidden folders and files does not work. I did a reset folders and also restore default does not work. there is no bullet point in the selection (blackdot) indicating its selected i go to select it and hit apply nothing happens.

    i have bitdefender free AV installed, i have USB external drives setup 3 of them and other ssd and m2 drives installed.

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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 12,768
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1809
       1 Week Ago #2

    Hi encom45

    Any chance your display drivers were updated just before this issue started?

    Assuming you have all your data backed up I would uninstall your display driver with DDU and reapply. Download the latest drivers before doing.

    I would also recommend you create a system image with a tool like Macrium Reflect. Create and test boot media for whatever tool you settle on. This gives you the ability to restore should it all head south.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    DDU Removal

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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 36,085
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18836
       1 Week Ago #3

    Hello @encom45,

    If you haven't already, you might see if manually setting it using the .bat file in Option 3 below may help.

    Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    is DDU for Nvidia drivers becuase i have a AMD radeon graphics card and that batch file did not work still can not select and view show hidden files and folders liek %appdata%
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    I did an update of amd radeon drivers for the card , clean install worked issue fixed really strange that video drivers would break this config set in windows 10 wth
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 12,768
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1809
       1 Week Ago #6

    DDU works on Intel, nVidia and AMD.

    Glad you got it fixed.
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