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Windows 7: "unhide" a Folder

18 Apr 2010   #1
anon2424

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
"unhide" a Folder

Hi, someone brought up "documents and setting" so I decided to try and find the equivalent appdata folder for windows 7. I was messing around in my administrator folder under users in c and checked "hidden" under properties (this was before I looked up how to show hidden folders!). Turns out this really messes with many of the programs that I use.

Is there a way to unhide the folder? I do not mean to show it on the screen but to revert it back to a normal folder?

inb4 flame as I am well aware there is another similarly worded but unrelated question.


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18 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope the information in the above tut helps.

Anything more than the above, a simple sytem restore should do the trick
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18 Apr 2010   #3
anon2424

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope the information in the above tut helps.
Points for the fast reply. I've already checked out the tut before posting and found it didn't apply to my case. I know how to show hidden files. I want to make a hidden file not a hidden file anymore.
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18 Apr 2010   #4
richc46

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As far as I know you can hide a normal folder and hide or unhide a hidden folder. I do not know of a way to make a hidden folder an "unhidden folder"
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18 Apr 2010   #5
anon2424

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
As far as I know you can hide a normal folder and hide or unhide a hidden folder. I do not know of a way to make a hidden folder an "unhidden folder"
Hmmm is it possible to revert my admin user folder back to it's default state? Surely there is an option to change hidden folders to unhidden.
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18 Apr 2010   #6
richc46

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As I said above, I would try a system restore, from before the problem.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
anon2424

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
As I said above, I would try a system restore, from before the problem.
Already have tried. The folder remains hidden.
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18 Apr 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Anon,

You might see if this will allow you to unhide the folder.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Apr 2010   #9
anon2424

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ahhh, this is my mistake. Sorry for not providing the correct info. The folder itself is not hidden. However, the files inside the folder are all hidden.
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18 Apr 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The link I posted above will also show you how to unhide the files.
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