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Windows 7: Programs main execution file's changed from original, cant be seen

13 Jan 2012   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woomera View Post

Actually no, just those. many are untouched.

What are the last modified/last access dates on those .exe files that are hidden?

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13 Jan 2012   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski View Post
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not just the x86 program files folder. have attached the result from both.
So, based on those screens, are we to assume that "all" your .exe files within OS drive \ Program Files (both 32 and 64-bit) have been alterd to now be hidden?

What if you issue the DIR command again but withOUT the *.exe part. Maybe every single file of any kind is now set to be hidden in those directories??
Actually no, just those. many are untouched.

Until a cause and better solution is found, you might see if using the context menu from the tutorial below may help make it easier to unhide the ones that should not be hidden for you.

File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu

Hope this helps,
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