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Wonder if they could be hidden from the windows add/remove list.

 

Try the tip below.

 

Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options check Show hidden files and folders.

 

Open sysoc.inf in the C:\WINDOWS\inf Then press Ctrl+H to open the Replace Wizard.

 

In Replace Wizard:

 

Find what: ,hide,

 

Replace with: ,,

 

Then go to control panel Add/Remove , if there were any hidden components they should now show.

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Wonder if they could be hidden from the windows add/remove list.

 

Try the tip below.

 

Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options check Show hidden files and folders.

 

Open sysoc.inf in the C:\WINDOWS\inf Then press Ctrl+H to open the Replace Wizard.

 

In Replace Wizard:

 

Find what: ,hide,

 

Replace with: ,,

 

Then go to control panel Add/Remove , if there were any hidden components they should now show.

 

 

Hi Humpty,

I used your "tip" because I was showing 14 items in the Uninstall Tools section of CCleaner that were not showing in the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

Now, when I click on Add/Remove Windows Components, I get a Dialog Box pop up saying:

 

"Setup was unable to open information file hide.

Contact your system administrator. The specific error code is 0x2 at line 2088999411."

 

....following by a second Dialog Box saying:

"The application could not be initialized."

 

Is there something I could do to fix this?

Thanking you in advance,

ImWho.

 

WinXP Home SP2 (Up-to-date)

NAV 2006

SpywareBlaster

AD-Aware SE Plus

CCleaner v 1.31.325

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More than likely they're components of a main application you've installed, for instance Kodak camera software creates allot of entries that are hidden however they're a part of the main application and removing them "may or will" break a portion of the main application.

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Thank you Andavari for replying so fast!

 

Actually, I should have been clearer in my previous question.

 

What I would like to know is how do I "undo" the actions that I performed in that "tip" posted by Humpty.

I believe that tweak I did is preventing me from accessing "Add/Remove Windows Components".

 

Thanks again!

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You reverse the steps!

 

What you changed to: ,,

You change back to: ,hide,

 

Too bad you didn't make a backup copy before changing things, which is a hint for in the future make a backup before following advice.

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