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Windows 7: Cannot see a folder for backup

02 Jan 2011   #1
cfgauss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
[SOLVED] Cannot see a folder for backup

I'm using Cobian Backup to backup important directories and this application can't seem to see one of the folders I want to backup, Windows Live Mail. When I search, I can find it: C:\Users\MyLogin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail. However when I browse in Cobian Backup, it doesn't list AppData as a subfolder of C:\Users\MyLogin.

When I browse outside of Cobian Backup, I have the same problem. There's a lock icon on C:\Users\MyLogin but MyLogin has "all permissions" for this folder.

Any debugging pointers would be gratefully received.

[SOLVED] The folder AppData was hidden. See richc46's solution below. [\SOLVED]


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02 Jan 2011   #2
richc46

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I think that is a hidden folder. I will not hurt to check using this tutorial

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02 Jan 2011   #3
cfgauss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
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I think that is a hidden folder. I will not hurt to check using this tutorial

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Many thanks. The folder was hidden. Unhiding it worked.
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02 Jan 2011   #4
richc46

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Your welcome and some thanks should be given to the great tutorials that we all use
Happy New year.
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