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Windows 7: Hidden files greyed out

08 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
Hidden files greyed out


For some reason lots of my photographs suddenly dissappeared and I have just found them by unchecking the 'hidden files' check box. However, although I can now see them again they appear greyed out and I do not understand why. Can anyone please help me to restore them to normal? I did not hide them in the first place so I cannot understand why this has happened!

Thank you for your help


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08 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

Hi, welcome to the forums!

Select all the files (pay attention to the matching file extension), and go to right-click > Properties
Now uncheck the 'hidden' field at the bottom

Looking forward to the results
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08 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 32 bit

Thank you for your help, I have done that and they are all back. Why would this have happened in the first place? Is this an error or a problem with windows 7?
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08 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bex View Post
Thank you for your help, I have done that and they are all back. Why would this have happened in the first place? Is this an error or a problem with windows 7?
I've never known it happen before, but it is quite easy to check the wrong box if you change any folder attributes.

It certainly isn't a problem with Windows 7 so you shouldn't worry too much over it.
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