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Windows 7: Unable to view folders contents - Public

26 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Unable to view folders contents - Public

Dear Forum,

I am not computer savvy and I have just gone into my computer to look at my documents, music and various other items and I can not access them.

Can you change this so you can find these folders?

They were there before.

Screen shot as I am terribly tired and frustrated on how to write it.

I just wish to find my douments etc

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26 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Melissa,

It looks like you are viewing them through a library instead of going directly into the C:\Users\(user-name) folder to open them.

See if this may be the issue. Right click on an empty area in the navigation pane (far left one), and uncheck the "Show all folders" option.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

Hope this helps,
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