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    Access Files and Folders Windows 8


    Cant access to see hidden files and folders. I would suspect a virus, but iam not sure that's even possible. I got Malwarebytes, Super Anti Spyware and Malwarebytes Anti Root Kit, all show 100% clean. Any ideas, I need to see these files? Thank,s Chuck

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Are clicking Show Hidden Files in the view tab?
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    Files And Folders


    I sure have tried that Nuccii. Any ideas I will try, I even tried to access files and folders the other way, I click ok, nothing happens.
    Windows 8 Acer Aspire S3-391 64 bit. Laptop is only 4 month old, never have been able to access files and folders.
    Thank,s Chuck
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Are you able to open any files or folders?
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    files and folders


    Nuccii, opening any other files or folders, is no problem. Only hidden files and folders. Thanks Chuck
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You can see them though but not open. Not a good idea to try, they usually settings that should be modified or deleted.
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    I was making sure theres no kind of virus in there. Allthough I wouldn't think so, I run Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes Anti Root Kit and Super Anti Spyware my antvirus is Windows Defender, Windows 8 it,s good 7 it wasn't at all. Thank,s Chuck
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You did not tell us what hidden Files & Folders that you are trying to see. So what specifically hidden Files & Folders are those ?
    FYI, certain hidden System Files & Folders such as $RECYCLE.BIN, System Volume Information etc... will not allow you to open even if you are an Administrator, those Files & Folders are owned by System or Trusted Installer.

    However, one way to see those hidden files/folders is to download: TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs and run as Administrator then you'll be able to see them. In order to delete any of them, you might have to take ownership.
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    topgundcp theres I was just going to nosey hahahaha. Iam not trying to delete any. I didn't realize is what your saying some files cant be seen without that down load. Iam going to down load Tree and be kinda nosey.
    Hey would you happen to know of a way to increase volume past 100%. I went to you tube but them ideas don't work for my pc.
    Heres my info- Windows 8 Acer Aspire laptop 64 bit S3-391 only 4 months old. Some You Tube videos I hear fine, but some are to low. Thank,s Chuck
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I would not advise to do any modification to increase sound over 100% limit:
    1. The sound will be distorted
    2. You might damage the internal speakers.


    Just get yourself an external speakers which will produce much better sound and volume control.
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