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Windows 7: Folder options

13 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Folder options

I have a windows 8.1 laptop

i had stored some movies in my external hard disk, but after a few days when I plugged in my hard drive those movies won't show up. I saw few blogs and followed the folder options method and then saw that my files are hidden. I didn't choose the option of hiding them when i was storing movies in it and suddenly these files are hidden and will only appear if i check the option of "view hidden files".

Can someone please explain why does this happen, and are these files a potential threat to my laptop's security ?

Is there any way we can unhide those files so that they appear as normal files?

Thanks in advance

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13 Oct 2015   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

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