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Windows 7: Hide Contacts Folder

15 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7

Yes, Contacts still is. Also, not sure if it is relevant, but I have noticed it several times now. When I do unckeck Show All Folders, as I did to take the screenshot below, I paste it into MS Paint, and when I try to save, the program shuts down. Repeatedly, until I check Show All Folders again, as if when it tries to view the Save To area without it check, something kills it.

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15 Jul 2010   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It sounds like you have some corruption there. As a test to see if this is just in your user account or the whole system, create and log in to a new administrator account. Next, see if you have the same issues while trying the commands again.
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15 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7

I've gotten around the issue by moving both the Contacts and Favorites into a sub folder, then making them hidden. The Hidden-ness works there, but the computer still can use them (tested with Windows Live Messenger). The problem with the not allowing me to move, that I mentioned earlier, is a symptom of a global problem I'm having. Whenever I move files or folders, or rename, the system gives me an error saying it cannot find the file/folder, but when I click Try Again, it works. Always consistent, always have to click Try Again once. So when I did the move thing from Properties, it tried once, messed up, and then wouldn't try again. When I just dragged and dropped, it allowed me to Try Again, and successfully move them.

Thank you for the time and help!
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15 Jul 2010   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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