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Windows 7: HELP: Files are intact, but Windows Explorer can't see them!

29 May 2011   #1

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HELP: Files are intact, but Windows Explorer can't see them!

Hi Guys,

My problem is that my files and folders don't show up under windows explorer.

The files and folders are intact, and they DO show up with Tree Size Free, for example, AND THEY ARE ACCESSIBLE! That is, I can view photos and watch video if I launch it from Tree Size Free.

So the files are not deleted or anything. They are just not visible to windows explorer.

The files and folders don't show up under windows explorer, but the space they occupy is registered so if I right click on the drive and go to properties, it shows all the used space it should, it just won't show the files USING the used space!

Again, the files DO show up using other software such as Tree Size Free, and they are accessible and work properly.

Any idea why windows explorer cannot see the files, folders or access them?

Please help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You can try unhiding hidden files in case file attributes got changed.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

While you are at it, also check ownership of these files and folders.
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 HELP: Files are intact, but Windows Explorer can't see them!

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