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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Folders Gone Wonky

29 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64
Windows Explorer Folders Gone Wonky

My girlfriend was trying to delete multiple folders and somehow the folder icon got changed to 3 blue rectangles. Not only that but now you can't see the properties, delete, or even move the folders. Any time you try to move them it just creates a shortcut. I've never seen this before. Anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #2

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

You might use this on the My Music folder ?
Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cphreeze,

It looks like it may be your folder view settings.

Set your folder views to this below to see if it may help. :)

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Arrange by -> Folder
Group by -> (None)
Sort by -> Name
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64

Thrash, unfortunately I didn't have a restore point for this folder as it was only a week old. However, Brink that worked! I don't know how she did that but at least now I know how to fix it! Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I'm glad it could. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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