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Windows 7: Missing 'Users' folder in Explorer

14 Nov 2011   #1
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windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit (VM via VirtualBox)
 
 
Missing 'Users' folder in Explorer

My 'C:\Users' folder is missing from Explorer! If I type it in the address bar then all the sub-folders show up correctly, as do they all in cmd.exe. Nothing is 'hidden' and I have tried 'attrib -s -r -h %USERPROFILE%' but still it will not show. Any ideas please?
I have seen posts relating to individual sub-folders going missing but I think this is different.


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14 Nov 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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I have only seen this in instances where security policies have been created on public computers.
Have you ever toyed around with security policies?
Or even installed a very robust av/firewall software package?
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14 Nov 2011   #3
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windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit (VM via VirtualBox)
 
 

I have the standard Microsoft Security Essentials running with the default Windows Firewall, that is all; never played around with anything else though.
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14 Nov 2011   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

In Explorer Organize->Folder and search options. On the general tab tick the show all folders box.
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14 Nov 2011   #5
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Problem solved: for some reason there was a 'System' attribute on the folder, so 'attrib -s -h c:\users' fixed it.
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15 Nov 2011   #6
kado897

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Good news.
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