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Windows 7: Can`t find iso file in Windows 7


17 Jul 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You may have to unhide 'hidden files and folders' to find it. Go into Control panel, click on folder options, click 'view' tab, then uncheck
Hide file extensions for known file types
Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click OK.

Be sure to re-hide when you're done!


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17 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Actually, I see no reason to rehide. Anytime I've installed windows since about 2004 the first thing I've done is change the folder settings the show hidden file and folders.
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18 Jul 2010   #13

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

If you are actually a computer enthusiast and not just as appliance operator, you probably want to UN-Hide everything anyway.
I found a great little script to set all files to UN-Hidden. I use that a lot!
That and Take Ownership are two scripts I use on every PC I set up.
Like most scripts that I use, there is an UNDO script too.

I was playing around on my Windows 7 HD last night and thinking about this thread.
I tried finding things with the old DOS "dir" command and for the most part it worked pretty well. (for one specific file, anyway )
I just opened the 'Command Prompt' and reset the path back to the root and then typed in the old DOS command dir filename /s
and I got a listing of all the files with that name and their paths.

But there's a glitch of some kind in W-7 ..... because when I typed in dir *.tmp /s
everything went crazy scrolling file listings on and on, over and over with very long paths that don't even exist. Try it and you'll see what I mean. I had to ABORT the scan or it would probably still be running.
I'm using Windows 7, Ultimate 64. I've not had a 32 bit version of Win-7 to try these things on, so I don't know if it would work differently.

Interesting thread.
Doc
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18 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

DrWho, I would assume you saw a listing for every temp file that ever existed on your installation (they have weird, long file paths). Why would a script be necessary to unhide everything? It takes two seconds to do it. Do it in c:\ and apply to all files and subfolders.
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18 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
But there's a glitch of some kind in W-7 ..... because when I typed in dir *.tmp /s
everything went crazy scrolling file listings on and on, over and over with very long paths that don't even exist. Try it and you'll see what I mean. I had to ABORT the scan or it would probably still be running.
Can you give use some snippets of these non-existing paths?
In reality I believe I know what you saw....But I would like confirmation.
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18 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Those paths are caused by Junction Points from what I have been able to figure out. For instance:

The directory name C:\Users\[accountname]\AppData\Local\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\A
pplication Data\Application Data\Application Data\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\en-us\63921eef-8415-4368-9201-f0df4af5778f is too long.
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18 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Those paths are caused by Junction Points from what I have been able to figure out. For instance:
And that only happens when you blindly think you need access to everything and alter permissions...
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18 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

No, I have not changed permissions. I've seen this same error message on 3 different Windows 7 systems now. I do make all files and folders visible though, including Protected operating system files.


Are you saying if you open a Command Prompt and enter dir \*.tmp /s you do not get those error messages?

Edit: I see what you mean though. According to the first article you referenced:

They also have their access control lists (ACLs) set to deny read access to everyone.


I did not change permissions, but I can check them and if they are messed up, correct them, right? If so, what would be the best way?
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18 Jul 2010   #19

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Looking under the Security tab for C:\Documents and Settings, I see:

Everyone - Special Permissions - Allow and Deny both checked
SYSTEM - Special Permissions - Allow checked
Administrators - Special Permissions - Allow checked

So I definitely have not made any changes to access permissions.
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18 Jul 2010   #20
Microsoft MVP

 

Windows 7 creates a Downloads folder for these types of files. This is where all Program installers should be saved to, ISO's should be backed up to. This is it's specific purpose.
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