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Windows 7: File Open and Save As dialogs do not show all files -- not the obvious

08 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
File Open and Save As dialogs do not show all files -- not the obvious

File Open and File Save As dialog boxes do not show all files and folders known to be present, i.e., that show in Windows Explorer.

- This happens in all programs.
- It is not that the files are hidden or system files.
- It is not that the dialog is only showing files of a certain type.

It gets partway through the list of files and folders and stops. If I type in a sub-folder it will go to that folder, and then when I go back all the files will be shown. It is like it had to "reset" or "rescan" the file structure or something.

I only noticed this problem over the past few weeks. Don't know what might be different about my machine in that time.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

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08 Aug 2013   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Have you tested by showing hidden, folders and files in folder options ?
This is usually a sign of malware but many people seem to be having it,
The problem is not many of them add what security suites they have installed or any prior security suites ?
So the issue seems to be in limbo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 64-bit

I have shown hidden files (as I said), scanned for malware and viruses, run cc cleaner for registry errors and scan disk for bad files. No joy.
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