"Show hidden objects in explorer" setting doesn't show CorePackages

With the setting “Show hidden objects in explorer” enabled, the CorePackages service will not appear.


It can be manually selected by inputting this text in the command bar:


Looking in the explorer, it will appear as if nothing is selected (it doesn’t appear), but other widgets (like Properties) will correctly show that CorePackages is selected.

Expected behavior: CorePackages will appear in the explorer when the “Show hidden objects in explorer” setting is enabled.


You need to manually enable “Show CorePackages” through the settings XML file or the solution you provided. The option does exist in the settings XML file however it doesn’t display in the menu. The only reason I can think of that would point to this being intentional is the fact that a user might accidentally delete an important CorePackage.

It also appears that this hidden setting can be changed by changing Studio.Show CorePackages

settings():GetService"Studio"["Show CorePackages"] = true

The other settings for showing specific services (CoreGui and PluginGuiService) don’t matter when Show hidden objects in explorer is enabled, they will be shown even if their specific setting is false. It would make sense for the specific setting for CorePackages to have the same behavior with Show hidden objects in explorer enabled.

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Thanks for the report! We’ve filed a ticket to our internal database and we’ll follow up when we have an update for you.


This is intentional, as it is a setting for internal use. However, there was a bug some time ago where the setting was missing a default value which caused it to be enabled arbitrarily on random machines, so some users who still had that enabled would see it. That should be fixed in the coming releases


This issue should now be resolved! If this issue is still occurring, please create a new topic for us to look into.


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