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Windows 7: Problems with hidden folders etc

02 Jan 2010   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Problems with hidden folders etc

When i download files to my desktop, i could not view them. I went into the show hidden folders option and turned it on so i could view hidden folders and for some reason my downloaded files were then viewable on the desktop, i then proceeded to turn the show hidden folders options off and guess what my downloaded files vanished. I then went back and turned show hidden folders option on and they showed up again.

Is there any way to address this problem.

I have faith in his forum.


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02 Jan 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Probably because the hidden attribute got enabled somehow in the desktop folder. Check it @ user\username\desktop\properties.
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02 Jan 2010   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rmw020 View Post
When i download files to my desktop, i could not view them. I went into the show hidden folders option and turned it on so i could view hidden folders and for some reason my downloaded files were then viewable on the desktop, i then proceeded to turn the show hidden folders options off and guess what my downloaded files vanished. I then went back and turned show hidden folders option on and they showed up again.

Is there any way to address this problem.

I have faith in his forum.
Hi rmw020, Welcome to SF,

I see this issue before with XP and Vista. This is casued by some Virus or Malware which modifies Windows Explorer settings. I'm attaching a tool. In that under Windows Explorer its the 5th option try this it should work

FixWin.zip

Hope this helps


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02 Jan 2010   #4
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Ach

None of them worked.

Basically the files i download to desktop are only visible when show hidden folders is enabled.
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02 Jan 2010   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What antivirus are you using? Disable it and try again.
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02 Jan 2010   #6
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

I had the same thing the other day, try right click on your desktop select view and make sure show desktop icons is selected
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03 Jan 2010   #7
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Ok

The problem has seized at the moment as i found a way to sort it in reg. I really appreciate all the help from this forum.

Respect to you all.
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