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    I recently ran HFV Cleaner Pro to remove the "shortcut virus" in the whole system (the tool says it unhides all the files). After that, I can see hidden files everywhere like desktop.ini and hidden folders inside C Drive. The option to hide system files doesn't work anymore. What should I do? Thank you.
    06-22-2016 11:17 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I recently ran HFV Cleaner Pro to remove the "shortcut virus" in the whole system (the tool says it unhides all the files). After that, I can see hidden files everywhere like desktop.ini and hidden folders inside C Drive. The option to hide system files doesn't work anymore. What should I do? Thank you.
    open file explorer and go to folder options - under the view tab make sure that the checkbox for hiding files is ticked

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    06-22-2016 11:42 PM
  3. FROST_24's Avatar
    Hi. That's my problem. The settings don't work.
    06-23-2016 12:15 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Hi. That's my problem. The settings don't work.
    that software you used, any way to undo the problem from there? And how much do you trust the software?
    06-23-2016 03:15 AM
  5. FROST_24's Avatar
    There are no other useful options in the software.
    06-25-2016 12:43 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    There are no other useful options in the software.
    can't help much then. That's the problem with using software from untrusted third parties. You could email them though
    06-25-2016 04:43 AM
  7. alinauman97's Avatar
    I had a similar problem with my PC - it was showing me the hidden files and folders (not system ones) and file extensions. The options to disable these from the Folder Options menu wasn't working. Turned out, there were some viruses in my PC, and a scan with Bitdefender cleaned them out.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-25-2016 05:01 AM

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