Hi, just found this site, lots of great info! Hope someone here can help me with this because i'm stuck big time.
I was trying to display Hidden Folders/files to access an appdata folder under C:\Users\username\appdata. (it's to fix an issue with the game Dead Space 2)
Anyway, I opened My Computer, then C drive, then Users. In here, I right clicked on empty space and opened properties. I checked 'Hidden' and apply. Said it needed administrator rights, I accepted. Then most desktop items disappeared, most files from my documents disappeared and after reboot, The ATI catalyst control centre is popping up an error message saying 'failed to start'.
I realised I chose to hide all the files within that folder instead of showing hidden files/folders (so so so stupid out of me!)
I went to folder options and chose Show Hidden file and I can see them again but they have that see through look to them. ATI catalyst still won't start on reboot. I tried system restore to yesterday but still exact same.
When I go to User Properties on the C drive again, it shows the files as Read Only and Hidden is unchecked.
Can anyone help me get back to the way it was pleeeeeeeeeease???