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Windows 7: Picture files change attribute to hidden when previewed in Windows Exp

08 Aug 2014   #1
BDC77

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 
Picture files change attribute to hidden when previewed in Windows Exp

I've got an interesting issue. I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) SP1. I'm using Windows Explorer to preview a jpeg file (any picture file will do) on a Win 2008 file server. In the preview pane, you rotate the picture either direction twice then the file attribute will change to hidden. I have confirmed this on multiple computer platforms running the same OS. Any picture file will do. On the local machine the problem does not occur. This only happens to files that reside on a file server.

The file server uses Symatec antivirus. The local Machines use McAfee v. 4.8.0.1500. HIPS 7.0.0.1254

Any ideas?


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08 Aug 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
It's a very old issue with Mcafee,
Files missing on Windows 7 computers
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08 Aug 2014   #3
BDC77

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks ThrashZone but the issue isn't with local files but rather with files that reside on a network file server. The files do not toggle the attribute bit to hidden on the local machine. Only on the server which is not runnning McAfee. If it were the instance of McAfee loaded on the local machine causing the problem, it would affect the files on the local machine (which it does not).

The file on the server is toggled to hidden only when viewing the file in windows Explorer Preview pane. It does not change to hidden if the file is opened and then rotated. Only when viewed via the Windows Explorer preview pane and only files that reside on a network server. Viewing and manipulating local files in that fashion does not change the attribute on the local file to hidden.

I forgot to add that we tested by removing McAfee from a local machine temporarily to see if McAfee was causing the problem. The problem still occured with McAfee removed.
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08 Aug 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I wish it were easy to simply remove a virus security suite like Mcafee but it's not

Never mix your av's
How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
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