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Windows 7: Users folder hidden

04 Jan 2011   #1
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 
Users folder hidden

Hi there,

Im sorry if this is simple, but i was on my account trying to unhide a folder in the users folder and then it started updating all the folders, once it had done this i can now longer see any documents, music, pictures or anything, not even the recycling folder...everything has gone, but when i go show info on a song on itunes it says the usual (being where the music is stored:users/userdocs etc) but it does still let me play it, so i know its all there but just hidden!

My lack of computer skills and trying to be clever means i have no idea what i have done!

Please, how do get all my stuff back, many thanks for your help in advance, and happy new year!


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04 Jan 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Maattack, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did not try to move them, then see if doing only steps 22-24 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below for each user folder may be able to unhide them for you.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jan 2011   #3
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the quick reply, i will give it a go now!
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04 Jan 2011   #4
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 

Hi Shawn,

Just one thing, do i need to copy and paste both columns, user folder and command or just the command column? i do have to say all these tutorials are exellent!

scrap that, got it!
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04 Jan 2011   #5
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 

Hi Shawn,

No, no luck with that one! What could that mean? might everything have been deleted? shall i carry on the steps after and see if this helps, or not, or any other ideas?

Thanks again
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04 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Maybe they're hidden and you have hidden files and folders still hidden. Take a look here:

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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04 Jan 2011   #7
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 

I will give it a go, thanks!

By the way i have tried to search through the forum for what i am looking for but the problem is...I dont know what im looking for as i dont really know what i have done, so this is all a great help, sorry for annoyance!
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04 Jan 2011   #8
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 

Ahhhhhhhh,

They have all apperaed once i selected the show hidden folders, but how do i un hide the folders as opposed to showing the hidden folders, im sure there will be a tutorial, if you could point me in the right direction,

And thanks, huge relief to know everyhing is still here, thanks
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04 Jan 2011   #9
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maattack View Post
Ahhhhhhhh,

They have all apperaed once i selected the show hidden folders, but how do i un hide the folders as opposed to showing the hidden folders, im sure there will be a tutorial, if you could point me in the right direction,

And thanks, huge relief to know everyhing is still here, thanks
Tutorial is here
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04 Jan 2011   #10
maattack

windows 7 premium
 
 

ie9,

Thanks a lot, really quite simple if i had actually logically thought about it...i guess, haha! Thanks again! happy new year.
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