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Windows 7: Folders show empty after restoring backup files from CD/ROM

16 Oct 2012   #1
clhuang

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Folders show empty after restoring backup files from CD/ROM

I backed up all of my data files over to a CD/ROM before restoring my Windows 7 PC due to a hard drive failure.

After successfully restoring the Windows 7 PC, I also restored my backed up files from the CD/ROM using HP RecoveryMgr, which was included as part of the backup process. Then I see all folders show "This folder is empty", even though the folder "Properties" show that the folder is not empty and contains files being backed up during the restore.

How can I make the files in the restored folders visible/accessible again?

Thanks a lot,
Chen-Lieh


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16 Oct 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clhuang View Post
I backed up all of my data files over to a CD/ROM before restoring my Windows 7 PC due to a hard drive failure.

After successfully restoring the Windows 7 PC, I also restored my backed up files from the CD/ROM using HP RecoveryMgr, which was included as part of the backup process. Then I see all folders show "This folder is empty", even though the folder "Properties" show that the folder is not empty and contains files being backed up during the restore.

How can I make the files in the restored folders visible/accessible again?

Thanks a lot,
Chen-Lieh
Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Have you verified that you have show hidden/system files visable?
you can do this in control panel folder options and uncheck the options for show hidden/system files.
Your restore program might be hiding the files by making them hidden or system.

Just an idea.

Rich
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