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Problem with hidden files

  1. #11


    Yes I did.For one of the two folders it says file not found.The other one seems to be accepted by command prompt but folder nowhere to be found. I copied the whole disk yesterday to another one for backup but I don't see how this may affect the hidden files not showing

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  2. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Is it these specific folders that are hidden, or possibly one of the folders they are in is instead?

    Set Windows to show protected OS files using step 4 in OPTION 1 below, then see of one of the folders in the path is faded while navigating the these folders.

    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #13


    No,nothing at all appears. It's like the are completely deleted. I will create now an empty folder,and make it hidden just to see if I can unhide it again.
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  4. #14


    The 1 folder is definately there.I created a new one and named it excactly the same and a message for ovewriting the files of the same folder name appeared so the hiiden fold is definately there. I just cannot unhide it
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  5. #15



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    have you tried this:Click image for larger version
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  6. #16


    Yes, it was the 1st thing I did
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  7. #17



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You could try using 7Zip's File ManagerClick image for larger versionIt can show just about everything unless it's encrypted.
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