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Windows 7: file there, but not there!?

13 Apr 2011   #1
harness84

windows 7
 
 
file there, but not there!?

when i go to save my finished file using an mp3 mixing program the file saves and has the same mp3 logo on it BUT it has a little picture of a lock on the bottom left of the file icon.

the problem is i will save my work to say, c drive, and then when i go to find it, it wont be there. but when i use the mp3 mixing program to open it i can see it!?

this is really annoying because i spend alot of time mixing music and i cant find my work anywhere apart from when i use the program. even though i have exported it to mp3/wav/whatever

i hope someone uinderstands what im talking about. im usualy pretty good with computers i dont know what is wrong with it. im using windows 7!?

please help me, thank you


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13 Apr 2011   #2
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Hi there...

Have you tried looking in the hidden folders in your Documents? (C:\users\Harness84\AppData) You'll have to check the "show hidden files and folders" and "show protected OS files" in the view menu of folder options.
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13 Apr 2011   #3
harness84

windows 7
 
 

i have already done the show hidden folders and files thing but i cant find the protect os files?
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13 Apr 2011   #4
harness84

windows 7
 
 

the copy of the program was from a torrent and is full version/serial etc?
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13 Apr 2011   #5
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The picture of the lock has to do with sharing options i.e. Homegroup.

As for not being able to see your file trough explorer, have you tried saving the file in a different location other than the c drive?

You can try the following, open your mixing software and look for the mp3, according to you, it should see it, but before opening it, right click and copy, then paste it to your desktop. Post back some results.
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13 Apr 2011   #6
harness84

windows 7
 
 

it says the item is no longer in c drive? i have tried saving straight to desktop and still nothing?!?

has anyone seen this picture of the lock that im talking about? its almost like a "shortcut" (little arrow thing)icon size, over the icon?
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13 Apr 2011   #7
harness84

windows 7
 
 

i have noticed sometimes when i click on some folders it says "you do not have permission" but i am the only one who uses this computer i got it from new so wtf is up with that?!?, shouldnt i be the admin?
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13 Apr 2011   #8
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harness84 View Post
it says the item is no longer in c drive? i have tried saving straight to desktop and still nothing?!?

has anyone seen this picture of the lock that im talking about? its almost like a "shortcut" (little arrow thing)icon size, over the icon?
Yea, if you right click on the file with the lock and hover over sharing, it will give you the options for who to share with and what access read/ write.

Have you tried starting the program as an admin? Right Click > run as administrator. Check if you can save to the desktop.
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13 Apr 2011   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Alright this is easy...
Where are you saving these files?

* I know exactly what is going on and where it is going.
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13 Apr 2011   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harness84 View Post
i have noticed sometimes when i click on some folders it says "you do not have permission" but i am the only one who uses this computer i got it from new so wtf is up with that?!?, shouldnt i be the admin?
The paths are different to your documents in Windows 7 and trying to navigate to them the same way as XP will lead you to the locked (symlink'ed to the actual location) folders. Instead of \Documents and Settings\Username, your personal folders are in \Users\Username.
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