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Windows 7: Folder and Files Inaccessible from Certain Menus

16 Nov 2015   #1
boddole

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Folder and Files Inaccessible from Certain Menus

Hello everyone, got a new issue I've never seen before. When opening Documents I can see all my normal folders/files, but when using Computer I have almost no folders/files available and a search is started (see the attached image for a comparison, and note that the search never finishes).

UPDATE--Spoke too soon, even using Documents sometimes turns up empty file lists.

Additionally, File Icons seem to randomly change (from what they are supposed to be, to 'blank white paper' icons, and back again).

I've never seen this before and any ideas on what happened / how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.




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16 Nov 2015   #2
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

boddole, dumb question of the day, has a sysytem restore/roll back even been attempted ?
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