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Windows 7: i hid files instead of unhiding them

17 Aug 2009   #1
edicus

vista home premium
 
 
i hid files instead of unhiding them

I inadvertently hid my "c:\users" folder. How do I unhide it? When I right click on the "c" drive I have no properties to unhide the contents.

Thanks!


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17 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
I inadvertently hid my "c:\users" folder. How do I unhide it? When I right click on the "c" drive I have no properties to unhide the contents.

Thanks!
hi and welcome,

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

In the explorer on the taskbar go to organize -> folder and search options

Click the view tab , then check "show hidden files, folders or drives"

and click ok.

now you can see the users folder.
right click on it and chose unhide.

then you can repeat the procedure and unceck the "show hidden files, folders or drives" again.

good luck
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17 Aug 2009   #3
Sassa

 
 

Go to the folder options and select show hidden files, then unhide files you want, and then return to the folder options and select don't show hidden files...
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17 Aug 2009   #4
edicus

vista home premium
 
 

Thanks. Now when I go to unhide, I get a message that i need administrative approval. How can I set my system so it NEVER tells me I need administrative approval. This is so annoying!!
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17 Aug 2009   #5
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Thanks. Now when I go to unhide, I get a message that i need administrative approval. How can I set my system so it NEVER tells me I need administrative approval. This is so annoying!!
Control panel -> system and security -> change user account control settings, and then drop slider down to "never notify".
Edit: But its not recomanded.
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19 Aug 2009   #6
edicus

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Control panel -> system and security -> change user account control settings, and then drop slider down to "never notify".
Edit: But its not recomanded.
I did that but that is for programs accessing the system and is NOT for the user (or in my case administrator) to move/edit/delete folders and files.
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