1.    26 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Can't toggle Hidden Files


    Hi, Since yesterday I've been unable to toggle hidden files from the View tab of the ribbons. It's unchecked and when I click on it the check mark appears for a second and disappear again.

    Only change I've done recently is installed an antivirus (Bitdefender 2016), could that be the cause?

    I had this problem before on Windows 8.1 before it got updated and I had to do a reinstall to fix it. I really don't wanna do it again.
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  2.    26 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,772
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello VeeK727, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to toggle it using one of the options in the tutorials below instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html

    Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    File Explorer options and ribbon check mark doesn't work for me like I said. I tried the registry key editing and I get this error "Cannot edit Hidden: Error writing the value's new contents", Hidden being the key that needs to be changed.

    I'm using Windows 10 btw.
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  4.    27 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,772
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    How about when using the .bat files in OPTION THREE?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...a.html#option3
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  5.    27 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Disable Bit Defender and see if that is the cause (as you mentioned).
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  6.    28 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    @Brink Sorry. Forgot about that. The bat file failed to restart the explorer so I did it manually and when I did it was still the same. No change
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  7.    28 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    @Ztruker Yes it worked. Particularly the problem was the Intrusion Detection module of bitdefender. The explanation says that the module blocks attempts to change critical files and registry entries. Disabling that made hide/show hidden files possible.

    Thanks to all for your assistance.
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  8.    28 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Great news.
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