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Windows 7: my pictures folder is hidden

13 Jun 2011   #1
rcowboy1

Windows 7
 
 
my pictures folder is hidden

my pictures folder deleted itself on its own. I had to go and make all hidden files shown to get the folder back to visablility, However now it is gray. How do i get rid of the gray issue on this. I have not really gotten a difinitive answer on this and its really frustrating. There have been multiple answer like Mcafee is the problem, windows explorer and others. Can you solve this hudini riddle for me painlessly? Thanks


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13 Jun 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cowboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you didn't move the "My Pictures" folder's default location, you could open a elevated command prompt, then copy and paste the command below and press enter to unhide your "My Pictures" folder.

attrib +r -s -h %USERPROFILE%\Pictures /S /D

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jun 2011   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Is the folder hidden? Make sure the check box for Hidden is Unchecked

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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13 Jun 2011   #4
rcowboy1

Windows 7
 
 

I went into organize, clicked on "Folder and Search Options", after I did this I went to "View" and clicked it over to show hidden files, folders, and drives. The "My Pictures" folder is back but is grayed now. If I do not have it on Show hidden files, folders, and drives it does not show up nor does it let me see any pictures that I have on my laptop. Did I do this correctly?
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13 Jun 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Cowboy,

If you run the command I posted above, it should unhide (unfade) your folder for you.
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13 Jun 2011   #6
rcowboy1

Windows 7
 
 

okay thank you.
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13 Jun 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how if it worked for you or not.
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13 Jun 2011   #8
rcowboy1

Windows 7
 
 

Brink it didn't unfade it nor did it give me time to hit the enter key when I put the code in that you provided. I'm in Afghanistan so I can't take the pc to geek squad or anyone to have them try to fix it for me since I will not be back home till October. Do you have any other ideas on how to possibly remedy this?
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13 Jun 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are any of your other user folders faded (hidden)?

You might see if doing OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Pictures folder may be able to help.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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13 Jun 2011   #10
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

In addition to Shawn's suggestion there may also be some corruption so you may want to run a System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

EDIT: I haven't fully had a look at this but this may help as well - Users folder hidden
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