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Windows 7: Nearly all files are hidden.


19 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 professional
 
 
Nearly all files are hidden.

Now the problem isn't that they're hidden, as I've made hidden files viewable, the problem is the way they appear on my screen(almost ghostly) not like other unhidden files. My question is how do I make the files appear like unhidden ones (not "ghostly")?




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19 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried to go to the file's properties and unchecking the "Hidden" box?

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
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19 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sparx View Post
Have you tried to go to the file's properties and unchecking the "Hidden" box?

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
Thanks for the fast response and yes, I've just started doing that, it seems to be working.
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19 Apr 2011   #4

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

You can right-click the icons (individually, or multiple) and select Properties, then un-check the Hidden option and click OK.

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I would also advise that you download MalwareBytes and perform a full system scan to see if anything is picked up.


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04 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Still valid today

Thank you for this. I've been searching for this problem and found the answer accidentally in an old post!
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