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Windows 7: bizarre bug in Windows 7

07 Sep 2010   #1
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
bizarre bug in Windows 7

When I go into Libraries/Documents it shows that 2 locations are included. They are

c:\users\owner\documents
c:\users\public\documents

When I click on C: drive and then "users" and then "public" there is no folder called "documents". Why is this happening?


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07 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

The things we learn from Unix.
Go to an elevated command prompt.
Change directory to C:\users\public
Type the following at the elevated command prompt:
attrib -h -s documents
That should do it.
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07 Sep 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Forgot to say welcome to SF. Please enter your system specs.
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07 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I think you just double-posted this. I answered in you in the other post.
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07 Sep 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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07 Sep 2010   #6
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, it's actually a slightly different question but I understand your answer would be the same.
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07 Sep 2010   #7
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
command prompt Dir does not look the same as Explorer folders

When I issue "dir" in c:\users\public the contents do not match what I see in Explorer.

For example, in c:\users\public there is a "documents" directory in the "dir" output.

In c:\user\public in Explorer there is something called "public documents".

Why is this happening? Please.
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07 Sep 2010   #8
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

There's no need to issue this attributes command. The "documents" directory appears in the command prompt but not in the Explorer window. This is bizarre.
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07 Sep 2010   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

From the command prompt can you change into the "documents" folder? I understand now about viewing from Explorer, but want to see if this directory can be entered.
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07 Sep 2010   #10
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, of course. "cd documents" works.
I can navigate with the command prompt. I can also navigate with Explorer. The difference is the names of the folders.

In Explorer the name might be "My documents" and in the command prompt "documents". Why is this happening?

BTW: I have posted my hardware setup.
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