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Windows 7: This is weird. A super-hidden file?

24 Mar 2010   #11
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
I have set my folder options to "Show all Hidden Files". There is this folder with 160 files inside.

When I am inside the folder, select all 160 files, right-click, select Properties, it mentions that there are 160 files.

However when I am outside the folder, select the folder, right-click, select Properties, it tells me that there are 161 files now.

Does anyone know what is wrong? How can it be that there is one file hidden from view even though I have set to "Show all Hidden Files"? Is this some kind of super-hidden file?
If you are inside the file it's not going to count the one you're in, so when you go to the outside of that file it will add the one you just left. Inside-160 Outside-161.
I was inside a folder, not a file. 160 and 161 are both the number of files, not folder.

So, does anyone know about the phenomenon i mentioned before?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
And here's the weirder part - in another similar case. I have a folder with 9 files on hard disk A. However when I select the folder (not the files), right-click, select Properties, it tells me that there are 8 files.
Edit: Can we please avoid discussing about the post by derekimo quoted above or what I mentioned about it. I feel that discussion on it is rather out of topic here since the current progression of the thread is now "Why does Properties mention 8 files, when there are actually 9 files?"
To set things straight and in response to Casca's post below.
A folder is a folder and a file is a file.
A folder is not a file and a file is not a folder.
A folder is the place where the file resides in. A file is the thing you access.
They are different. Period.


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24 Mar 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ravenx,
go to an elevated command prompt,
type dir
then type attrib.

depending upon attributes you get different answers.

I include an example;

C:\>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is D613-6024

Directory of C:\

06/10/2009 02:42 PM 24 autoexec.bat
06/10/2009 02:42 PM 10 config.sys
02/17/2010 12:51 PM <DIR> Intel
07/13/2009 07:37 PM <DIR> PerfLogs
03/23/2010 08:34 PM <DIR> Program Files
02/17/2010 01:35 AM <DIR> Users
03/24/2010 09:47 AM <DIR> Windows
2 File(s) 34 bytes
5 Dir(s) 139,810,914,304 bytes free

C:\>attrib
A C:\autoexec.bat
A C:\config.sys
A SH I C:\hiberfil.sys
A SH C:\pagefile.sys

C:\>


sorry about missing spaces==that's the result of the way that this forum handles spaces when you do a cut and paste and in fact, generally they have a nasty habit of removing what is considered to be extraneous spaces.
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24 Mar 2010   #13
Casca

 

The containing folder is a file.
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24 Mar 2010   #14
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
ravenx,
go to an elevated command prompt,
type dir
then type attrib.

depending upon attributes you get different answers.
I have a good idea of dir, cd does.
But what exactly does attrib do? Or rather, what is the purpose of using it or what is the result I am supposed to obtain from using it?

Edit: I already did it before I made this post...
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24 Mar 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ravanex,
Just do it. Your computer will not collapse.
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25 Mar 2010   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

MS Office creates those backup files in case of a power outage but working only with Wordpad for processing, I don't have that kind of option though
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