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Windows 7: Invisible folder thats there, but its not?

07 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Invisible folder thats there, but its not?

Hello everyone, im new to this forum and I came here with a slight problem that I need to have fixed. I recently downloaded a game, and set the install directory to my Program Files (x86) and when I go to see where the folder is for the game, its not there!
I've already tried showing all hidden files/folders etc and it still has not appeared.

There is only one place where I can see this folder, and its when I go to install it and I choose the directory as the Program Files (x86), as you can see in the pictures

Where I can actually see the file:
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Where I cannot see it, even though its the same place:
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(sorry about the pictures, it wouldnt let me post them directly on here)

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07 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Not sure why you couldn't post the pics, maybe this will help,

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In your first pic if you slide that slider up where is the originating branch of that folder tree?
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07 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, umm that is just the Program Files (x86) opened up.
Such as if you went to open your C:\ and clicked on Program Files x86\

Edit: In the first picture is me opening the installer as if i was going to install the game (this is after i already set the directory to the program files x86 and installed it once)
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07 Jun 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I understand that. I was just wondering if you slid that up can you confirm that is the directory where you are looking for it?
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07 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I can confirm that it is the correct directory as I have just checked now.

I cannot seem to just right click on the folder and delete it either, It wont let me.
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07 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I've tried deleting from the dialog box before too.

Have you tried a restart and see if shows up then?
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07 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I have tried restarting my computer a couple times, I was going to try and see if I could delete the file through CMD but I didn't want to take the risk as I might accidentally delete something else.
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07 Jun 2012   #8

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Why do you want to delete the folder? I thought you were trying to find it.
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07 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Why do you want to delete the folder? I thought you were trying to find it.
Im trying to find it and delete it, its taking up a huge portion of my small SSD.
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07 Jun 2012   #10

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiddahD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Why do you want to delete the folder? I thought you were trying to find it.
Im trying to find it and delete it, its taking up a huge portion of my small SSD.
How about the hidden AppData folder?
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