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Windows 8.1 "This PC says folder is empty"

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    Windows 8.1 "This PC says folder is empty"


    Now before I start, Yes I've looked at other peoples forums for help. Now the issue with the problem I'm currently having is that I'm getting "Blank" Icons from programs, or the File Explorer doesn't load sometimes and says "Folder is empty". I've ran over 5 Anti Viruses, 3 registry fix scans and a file corrupt. Nothing worked. All my drivers are up to date but I think the real problem is that while my Windows was "Updating" when I shutdown it was kind of stuck or something so I force closed it. Maybe something like I'm missing files or need to replace files or some sort like that?

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    Fennville, MI
    Posts : 18
    Windows XP and 8.1


    Go to control panel. Choose Folder options, in view, choose to show hidden folders. It might show what is in there then.
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    windows 8.1


    my Windows was "Updating" when I shutdown it was kind of stuck or something so I force closed it. Maybe something like I'm missing files or need to replace files or some sort like that?
    Use SFC to check and repair windows systemfiles.

    See this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    Windows


    Sorry for the late response! I'll try that now.
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    This is what I got. Click image for larger version
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    thats funny.. nothing in This PC...


    I think there was some programs that refreshed file explorer and windows settings.. I'm trying to remember what it was.. I'm sure Brink had some tutorials on how to do this.. things like resetting or refreshing thumb view and icons.. etc..

    Maybe Ccleaner will help ..

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    definitely run sfc /scannow in command prompt..
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    ok then get this..

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums


    ImageHealth..

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    run 1,2 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10

    for 10- select C and press enter
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    Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    ok then get this..

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums


    ImageHealth..

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    run 1,2 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10

    for 10- select C and press enter
    Will Attempt.
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    Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    thats funny.. nothing in This PC...


    I think there was some programs that refreshed file explorer and windows settings.. I'm trying to remember what it was.. I'm sure Brink had some tutorials on how to do this.. things like resetting or refreshing thumb view and icons.. etc..

    Maybe Ccleaner will help ..

    Click image for larger version

    definitely run sfc /scannow in command prompt..
    Didn't work.
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    go for the Dism Commands.. it might be safer to do these in "safe mode" also..

    or even if you have the windows install CD.. etc..

    you would then boot from the install CD and run these..


    quickly glance at all of these.. it's a lot of info.. but relatively simple processes..


    I think the automatic repair one would solve even more issues that you may have too...


    **Edit see next post if it appears you can do that in the next post.. do that.. instead..)

    Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8



    see next post!!!
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