Hidden files



I was just wondering if there was a way to see hidden files that are on cds (you know the ones when you click on the cd drive in windows explorer and it says so many objects plus so many hidden) can anyone help me


You can encrypt it using pgp.

But there is a search function for this
This may help

Wait a sec…are you talking about the hidden files in windows by default?


You should check the box in map options so that hidden and system files are displayed as well…then you should be able to see all the files on the CD.

This option is standard in Windows Explorer


Do you have your pc set so it dos’nt show hidden files? open my computer, go to folder options, click on the view tab, and select show all files. I know it’s basic stuff but sometimes it’s the obvious we over look.

cosmicray :slight_smile:

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Well, the darned easiest thing would be to use my most beloved Utility: (that’s right: capital U) Windows Commander. )
It does about everything you’ll ever want and more.
Download Windows Commander
Find an appropriate keygen at Astalavista.

Have a look at the WinCommander revision pages to see what’s possible with this baby:[list=1]
[li]Hit + on the numeric keyboard, press enter (thus selecting all files) or enter any selection (*.jpg) and you’ll only select jpg files.
[/li][li]Select several directories and go Files/calculate occupied space. You’ll find that WinCommander is always exaggerating filesize. That’s because it measures files in bits, and Windows does it in bytes.
[/li][li]You can doubleclick on any packed file (ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE ) and see it as a directorty, but you can also add, edit remove files from the archive!
[/li][li]Click on the 11th icon on the menu bar an you’ll open the notepad: very easy for editing HTML files!
[/li][li]Add any program you want on the menu bar!
[/li][li]You can also FTP with it! (although Leechftp is better)
[/li][li]Select a few files/directories and go Files/Pack, choose your favourite packer and you’re on your way!
[/li][li]For archives that use passwords, you will need the original packers, rather than the .dll’s Wincommander uses.
[/li][li]Download the .exe’s and copy them 2 the WinCommander directory, then go Configuration/options/packers and click on the button to show WinCommander where they are.
[/li][li]Associate filetypes with programs
[/li][li]Remane a bunch of files easily

[li]Install Windows Commander.
[/li][li]Startup WinCommander (click the correct number button), hit enter on the options menu.
[/li][li]Use the left window for the next operation: doublecklick the file that you found in Astalavista and copy (F5) the .exe (serialkey generator) file to the directory where u installed the Wincommander program (go to the directory where u installed the Wincommander program in the right window)
[/li][li]Select the keygenerator file in the right window and hit F5 (copy) and enter.
[/li][li]Doubleclick the keygenerator in the right window and CLOSE WINDOWS COMMANDER. Fill in anything u want in the keyGen and hit register.
[/li][li]Restart WinCommander (regged this time) and go configuration/options/layout, check “show Drive buttons” and “show 2 drive buttons bar”
[/li][li]Then click the “operation” tab Choose how you want to select multiple files: the upper one has u select (and unselect) by dragging with the right mousebutton depressed, the second one as Windows does it normally (with shift and Ctrl)
[/li]Also check the fourth check thingie (Also select directories)
[li]Click on the “display” tab and check the third check thingie (Show hidden/system files) Don’t worry, after you’ve deleted a few system files you’ll become an expert soon enough! :slight_smile:
[/li][li]Hit enter
[/li][li]Go to the windows/system directory and look at all the hidden and system files (they have an exclamation mark before the filename)!