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Windows 7: Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

11 Aug 2013   #1
frizstyler

Win 7 Ult 32bit Greek
 
 
Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?


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11 Aug 2013   #2
frizstyler

Win 7 Ult 32bit Greek
 
 

Oh,note that i went in and tried to give "users" read and write rights of the users\alexandros folder to see if the lock goes away ,but i saw the processing was taking too much time and also some files had access denied so i quit.I hope i did not mess up
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11 Aug 2013   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download UnHide: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe
Right click to run as Administrator. Tell me if your folders are visible now.
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11 Aug 2013   #4
frizstyler

Win 7 Ult 32bit Greek
 
 

no the folder didn't become visible.does it matter that my OS is in Greek?
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11 Aug 2013   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

???Greek..... Most likely possible
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12 Aug 2013   #6
frizstyler

Win 7 Ult 32bit Greek
 
 

the folder isn't hidden it's just not visible.i have other hidden files and i can see them when i select to show them. the unhide software indeed made these file un-hidden but not the users folder
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16 Oct 2014   #7
frizstyler

Win 7 Ult 32bit Greek
 
 

well,now a long time later i got tired of it and solved it. i had to use the cmd in admin privileges and type
attrib -s -h c:users .that made the users folder finally visible and removed those locks from the subfolders
type attrib/? for info
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