need advise after a mistake i made please

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    windows 7 home premium 64bit

    need advise after a mistake i made please

    hi, running an acer laptop with win7 home premium and definitely clicked the wrong thing last night. well, my intent the other night was to make an invisible file folder visible in my 'named' system folder, ( the one with your name on it and has music/download/document/etc folders in it) but instead I made that 'named' folder disappear, it is still there somewhere 'cause music and videos contained in it still play from links to them I have elsewhere. also since this happened I cannot access the net thru firefox, as I get a 'firefox still running, close previous before opening new' message and this also won't allow me to view Netflix using IE because Silverlight is somehow tied into the mystery firefox app running ( I get the same message as previously mentioned when I try to open/reinstall Silverlight). anyone have a clue as to how I might undo my mistake?, any advise greatly appreciated, thnx
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

    I don't know anything about invisible folders or why that should affect Firefox, but I have seen that "Firefox is still running" message.

    I don't know why that message comes up when it appears Firefox is not running, but you can go into Task Manager and kill the Firefox process, and then restart it.

    What's the purpose of invisible folders?
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    windows 7 home premium 64bit
    Thread Starter

    I have tried the cntl/alt/del thing, nowhere in taskmanager does it show anything related to firefox or mozella running at all
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Right click the folder, and choose restore previous versions. Go back a day or so and restore the folder. This will undo what you did.
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    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

    If Andrew's suggestion doesn't resolve it
    Try this
    Open a Command Prompt window
    You should be in your profile folder
    type dir

    you should see your folders (docs, music, pix, vids,...)

    type cd ..
    type dir /a
    do you see your named folder?

    type attrib *.*

    let's say your named folder is bob

    Remember bob is just as an example - you will use the folder name for your login id.

    type attrib bob
    is there is just the H attribute shown (maybe A... H... bob)
    type atrib -h bob

    if there is SH shown (or HS)
    type attrib - s -h bob

    type dir

    do you see your folder?
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