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Windows 7: Some kind of "Folder Options" thing,about visible directories

30 Aug 2014   #1
jPaulB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Some kind of "Folder Options" thing,about visible directories

Hi Everybody,

I'm trying to edit my hosts file, using Notepad ++

Oddly enough, the file-open function in Notepad ++ doesn't even "see" much less open/list the directory where hosts is.

windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.(no extender)

What the heck is it about that directory---I've hunted through the folder-options list without any success.

Thanks,
Paul


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30 Aug 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Odd. Try running N++ as Administrator and see if that makes a difference
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30 Aug 2014   #3
jPaulB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tip, tookeri,

Didn't make a difference, still can't "see" the directory

-Paul-
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30 Aug 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Is it visible with ordinary Notepad? To see the files set filter *.*
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30 Aug 2014   #5
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

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30 Aug 2014   #6
jPaulB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks! Tookeri

How did you find that article? What did you search on.
It was the answer I needed
<whisper>(sometimes, if I keep re-phrasing the question better, I'm looking at the best answer: If I stuck to it)</whisper>
I have a 64-b version of Windows, and SYSTEM32 is just what it says it is, a 32-b directory
Oie Vay!
Thank you so much
-Paul-
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30 Aug 2014   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

You're welcome! I simply searched on notepad++ can't see folder
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