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Windows 7: "invisible files"

18 Aug 2011   #1
getyerkix

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"invisible files"

This is a really weird problem, and I found another person asking the same question in vista forums, but he had no responses.

This is Windows 7 x64 by the way.

Recently, when I've been trying to attach files to my emails,
(Microsoft® Office Outlook® Web Access
for Exchange Server 2003)

they just don't show up in the folder, it's as if they aren't there and have never been there.

I know for a fact that they are, because I can browse my folders normally and they are there, I can open them, edit, etc.

As a matter of fact, I opened the folder to show all the files, and beside it I tried to attach from the same folder. Looking at the folders side by side, they look alike, except the one I want to attach simply isn't showing up in the "attach file" window.
I know they're there, the computer know they're there, but outlook exchange doesn't know they're there.

The only way I've found around this is that I have to move the file or copy the file and put it somewhere else and then I can attach them. I just made a folder for them on the desktop and once I put them there, I can at least attach what I need to the email, but I don't want to have to start doing this every time.

Yes, I know about hidden folders and files, I've already got that checked off in the folder options and it's not that.

I've found no other references to this through searching, except for someone asking the same question as I stated above.

Does anyone have any suggestions or possibly a fix? Thanks in advance


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18 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Have you tried right clicking and send to -> zip folder
then uploading the zip folder?
Some mails will only allow a very limited number of file formats to be uploaded Zip is almost always one of them.
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19 Aug 2011   #3
getyerkix

windows 7
 
 

no, these are just simple .tif files that I've never had problems with before, ever. the attach window just can't see them for some reason.
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19 Aug 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

do you know how to take a screenshot?
If so could you attach one of the window in question.
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19 Aug 2011   #5
getyerkix

windows 7
 
 

yes. here it is. the folder on the left is the attachment dialogue box, the one on the right is the actual folder when I go to it. as you can see, the file missing from the attachment box is "De Zavala Legacy Live Oak 0817081811" but it appears in the folder.


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07 Sep 2011   #6
getyerkix

windows 7
 
 

i figured it out. I duplicated the folder without knowing it and nothing was missing it was just in two different places. stupid me!
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