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Windows 7: Libraries - Hidden and Empty Fix

04 Jul 2011   #19
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Libraries - Hidden and Empty Fix

How to Fix Libraries when Hidden and Empty in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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09 Dec 2011   #20
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronster11 View Post
Thank you very much for this tutorial. I had been dealing with this issue for a while now. Fixed now. Even tried Microsoft tech-no-support. I had this issue happen to me on all the profiles in computer. I use Mcafee do you think that is the issue ?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
You're welcome, and welcome to Seven Forums. It would be hard to say if McAfee was or not since it could have been anything that may have hidden them by mistake.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronster11 View Post
After running your fix my libraries were visible again so I thought it was fixed. However I noticed that they were dimm or a light gray. Also everytime I edit a file for example rotate a picture with windows photo viewer that picture would dissapear. I found out that mcafee is the culprit. There is a bug with mcafee that changes the attribute from the file thats being edited, and it changes the attribute to hidden. So if anyone else is having these issues you should contact their tech support so they can run a batch file they created to take care of the light gray library issue and the hidden attribute issue or you can visit their tech support forum their is a 45 page thread on this issue. Thought Id share this with you guys.

Thank you for posting back with your findings and results.

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31 May 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Yay! I managed to get them to show up, but they were still hidden... wasn't until I ran the file that they showed up solid. Thanks
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05 Sep 2012   #22

Windows 7 home premium 64

Ahhhhhhhhhhh...I have things hidden in my Library! I never knew about the faded etc thingies before. Brink I can't tell you how much I thank you for all these new knowledge! TYTYTY! Going to play in the library now. *Shhhhh...tiptoes in to fix it*
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