In some computers hidden files are permanently hidden.
I am assuming the registry has been stuffed up on these.
The weird thing is on my other computer which I hardly ever use,
I tried making a test folder called "testfolder" ,I then changed its
attribute to "hidden". Ok so I exit the folder ,but now of course the
folder is not to be seen, only clue given is at the bottom of the status bar ,it says 20folders(plus 1 hidden).
Ok ,so I go up into tools, folder options, views, and change it to
unhide folders and files. I then go back to find my hidden folder ,
and still that hidden folder remains hidden.
Does this mean the registry is corrupt or what ?
Also I have a USB key, some computers can see straight away its
got the dreaded "autorun.exe hidden virus" on it, other pcs can not
see it even when show hidden files has been selected, why is this ?
I know on perfectly running pcs , the hidden file or folder is nothing more than slightly greyed out light color text.