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Windows 7: Invisible files and/or folders.

19 Nov 2009   #1

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Invisible files and/or folders.

Wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue over a file or folder being invisible.

It works like this. Windows Explorer shows you have three subfolders in the \Program Files\ folder: Folder A, Folder B and Folder C.

However, when you go to save a file from Internet Explorer (by right-clicking and choosing Save), and in the resulting save dialog box in the \Program Files\ folder, you now see four subfolders: Folder A, Folder B, Folder C and Folder D. Interestingly, Folder D (which is invisible in Windows Explorer) has a lock on the folder icon when you see if in the Save dialog box.

Noticed this with both a folder and a file.

Is this caused by some sort of permissions issue? Anyone else finding this?


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07 Feb 2010   #2

Windows Seven Ultimate

I don't have this problem, but I think I know the reason why ~
Maybe in IE, there is an option that allows you to view hidden files and folders, and you can do this to Windows explorer by typing in 'Folder options' into the start menu search, and pressing enter. In the view tab, there should be checkboxes, one of which is called 'Show hidden files, folders or drives'. Make sure this is checked.
I will have a fiddle around with IE to see if there is an option to disable the ability for you to see hidden files/folder/drives.
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