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Windows 7: Users folder is gone from C

15 Dec 2011   #1
yoyowhatup22

Win 7 ultimate
 
 
Users folder is gone from C

i was trying to show my hidden folder in c\users\ricky\ by going through right click properties- show hidden, after that ricky disappeared, so i did the same in Users, now my users folder is gone, i cant access system restore, Ricky is available through the side pane, but says the folder is empty, cant access hidden options through the control panel, or through tools, or organize, iv searched and all i could find was those fixes, since i cant access them im screwed. i have win7 ultimate 32bit


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15 Dec 2011   #2
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

you say you cant access organize whats the error message ?

the normal route would be when in a folder click organize then the view tab then click the radio button show hidden files folders and drives then apply ?
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15 Dec 2011   #3
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe you have Hidden the folder.

Try this:

Open Windows Explorer:

Click Organise / Folder Options.

Select the view tab.

And under hidden Files and Folders, click Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

Click Apply and OK.

Now right click the Users Folder and select Properties, unselect Hidden and then you can Select "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives" again.

It should now be visible if not, maybe you moved the whole actual User Folder. Search for "Users" from the Start Menu and click it to see its location: if you do not have Windows Search either:

How to enable or disable Search in Windows 7 | The Windows Club

Then when you have it's location, move it to it's original location: (C:\) or whatever drive you use for your OS or wherever you will remember.
User Profile - Change Default Location

Good luck and let me know.

Thanks Joe.
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15 Dec 2011   #4
yoyowhatup22

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

when i click organize, there is no view tab, nor is there a hidden files tab, iv tried searching but to no avail, and i know i didnt move or delete it, all i did was tell the system to show hidden files within that folder and then the file disappeared.
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15 Dec 2011   #5
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is only a View Tab when you click Folder Options.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Click Organize, then click Folder Options.

If not, show us a screenshot.
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15 Dec 2011   #6
yoyowhatup22

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

alright i see what your saying its unclickable, btw i am the admin on the cpu.


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15 Dec 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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15 Dec 2011   #8
yoyowhatup22

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

its not giving me anything to select, nothing in settings either.


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15 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yoyowhatup22 View Post
its not giving me anything to select, nothing in settings either.
You have no restore points. Too bad. You should activate system restore. But that will only help in the future.
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15 Dec 2011   #10
yoyowhatup22

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

well crap, i swear i used to have some from the year i updated to 7, so i guess ill just restore from an image, thanks though!
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