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Problem with hidden files

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    Problem with hidden files


    Hello everybody. Last week I selected two personal folders to be hidden. Yesterday I tried to make them visible again but it isn't working. I go to folder options,check the box for showing hidden and system files but the two folders don't appear anywhere. Any ideas please?

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    Hello sfardaklas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What's the full path of each folder?

    I'll post back with a command you can use to set their attributes to no longer be hidden.
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    1 - F:\Photos\George's album\folder name
    2 - F:\Photos\George's album\Me\folder name

    Give me the command and I will write the folder names because it's in Greek
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    Here you go.

    ATTRIB -H -S "Full Path of Folder\*" /S /D

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    Um, ok ty mate but where do I write this exactly?
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    In an elevated command prompt, but OPTION TWO in the link I posted above can help show you more.

    For example:

    ATTRIB -H -S "F:\Photos\George's album\folder name\*" /S /D

    ATTRIB -H -S "F:\Photos\George's album\Me\folder name\*" /S /D
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Mar 2015 at 13:16.
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    Thank you very much
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    You're most welcome.
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    My friend it's not working I opened command prompt (as admin) and I wrote -H -S "F:\Photos\George's album\folder name\*" /S /D but nothing happens. I am SURE I didn't delete the folders just hidden
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    did you write ATTRIB first?
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