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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Folders Gone Wonky

29 Dec 2013   #1
Cphreeze

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64
 
 
Windows Explorer Folders Gone Wonky

My girlfriend was trying to delete multiple folders and somehow the folder icon got changed to 3 blue rectangles. Not only that but now you can't see the properties, delete, or even move the folders. Any time you try to move them it just creates a shortcut. I've never seen this before. Anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?




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29 Dec 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might use this on the My Music folder ?
Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
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29 Dec 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cphreeze,

It looks like it may be your folder view settings.

Set your folder views to this below to see if it may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Arrange by -> Folder
Group by -> (None)
Sort by -> Name
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29 Dec 2013   #4
Cphreeze

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64
 
 

Thrash, unfortunately I didn't have a restore point for this folder as it was only a week old. However, Brink that worked! I don't know how she did that but at least now I know how to fix it! Thanks!
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29 Dec 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad it could.
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