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Windows 7: User Files accidentally hidden. How to see them again

19 Dec 2016   #1
sportzdaD

WIN 7 SP1 64 BIT
 
 
User Files accidentally hidden. How to see them again

Somehow, I ticked the 'hidden' tic box several hours ago on the top folder in my user account, which is also my admin account. I am still logged on however, I have LOST all my documents.

I thought I was ticking it to SHOW any hidden files, but I was obviously mistaken.

Is there a way to recover from this and get them back?

This is job related and urgent, any help is appreciated!


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19 Dec 2016   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
I am sure that, unless deleted somehow, this tutorial will help

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

If this does not do the job, go to search and type the name of one of the documents or a phase that would be located in one of the docs. This may help find the files.
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19 Dec 2016   #3
sportzdaD

WIN 7 SP1 64 BIT
 
 

Thanks! This fixed it. Thats GOT to be the dumbest thing I've ever done and if I were not up for 36 hours now, trying to ship all my remaining xmas orders , I would have eventually figured it out. Great to find this forum and get help so quickly.

+1 for you guys!!
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19 Dec 2016   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for the kind words. A very Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones.
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