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Windows 7: accidentally applied hidden folder attribute, subsequent errors

23 Aug 2010   #1
nairbmik

windows 7
 
 
accidentally applied hidden folder attribute, subsequent errors

I was clicking around in my C drive because I was trying to find a folder that was hidden. I right clicked, click properties, selected the "hidden" folder attribute to the administrator folder, and clicked apply to all folders, subfolders, etc. I realized this was not the right thing because it just hid all the folders inside, so I undid it.

Afterwards, it kicked me off of skype and when I tried to log on again, it said my disk was full when it is obviously not and gave me the "disk i/o error"

In addition, I clicked firefox and it gave me a dialog box that said "Could not initialize the browser security component, etc etc and gave me another warning about my disk being full.

What did I do? Obviously my disk is not full but these two programs think it is full and is giving me error messages. Has this happened to anyone else before?


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23 Aug 2010   #2
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Restore to previous restore point.
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23 Aug 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

hello, did you have restore point??
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23 Aug 2010   #4
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nairbmik View Post
I was clicking around in my C drive because I was trying to find a folder that was hidden. I right clicked, click properties, selected the "hidden" folder attribute to the administrator folder, and clicked apply to all folders, subfolders, etc. I realized this was not the right thing because it just hid all the folders inside, so I undid it.

Afterwards, it kicked me off of skype and when I tried to log on again, it said my disk was full when it is obviously not and gave me the "disk i/o error"

In addition, I clicked firefox and it gave me a dialog box that said "Could not initialize the browser security component, etc etc and gave me another warning about my disk being full.

What did I do? Obviously my disk is not full but these two programs think it is full and is giving me error messages. Has this happened to anyone else before?
Just right click your C: drive again and tick 'Hidden'. Hit apply and let it finish, then untick it and hit apply, waiting for it to finish again.
Reboot after that and you should be fine. Make sure compression is also disabled.
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23 Aug 2010   #5
nairbmik

windows 7
 
 

Yes, I have tried System Restore but it still gave me the same errors!

Edit: I did let it finish when I did and undid the hidden file attribute, still gives me errors.

It's weird, every time I open firefox, it gives me that error and then opens up the same tabs I had up before I did system restore
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23 Aug 2010   #6
ryo

 
 

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23 Aug 2010   #7
nairbmik

windows 7
 
 

Said nothing is wrong with my computer. :/
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23 Aug 2010   #8
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nairbmik View Post
Yes, I have tried System Restore but it still gave me the same errors!

Edit: I did let it finish when I did and undid the hidden file attribute, still gives me errors.

It's weird, every time I open firefox, it gives me that error and then opens up the same tabs I had up before I did system restore
Do it again.
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23 Aug 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Its possible Firefox's profile directory has messed up. See the article below and try the suggested fixes.

Could not initialize the browser security component
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23 Aug 2010   #10
nairbmik

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LuzTeTT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nairbmik View Post
Yes, I have tried System Restore but it still gave me the same errors!

Edit: I did let it finish when I did and undid the hidden file attribute, still gives me errors.

It's weird, every time I open firefox, it gives me that error and then opens up the same tabs I had up before I did system restore
Do it again.
Still didn't work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Its possible Firefox's profile directory has messed up. See the article below and try the suggested fixes.

Could not initialize the browser security component
Tried that as well, unchecked the read only box AND deleted the cert8 file, still the same error.
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