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Windows 7: Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

29 Apr 2011   #30

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
No, they are not there either

I've looked there too. They aren't there either.
It doesn't have them but I still get the 'override' message. I think that means they are somewhere...or hidden.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks for your help.

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29 Apr 2011   #31

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Check using the tutorial below to make sure that your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder is set to it's default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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29 Apr 2011   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Thanks, but that didn't do it.

The default is already set to favorites. It's set where it's supposed to be.
Where in the hell could they have gone?
I'm so confused.
I do appreciate you trying to help me, but I guess they're lost. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
This whole virus thing is my fault anyway.
Thanks again. I'm learning a lot as I go along.
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03 Jul 2011   #33

Windows 7

Hey there

Just wondering if anyone can help me. After creating a new user account, I found I couldn't view the Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music folders in the new User's Libraries. I've un-hidden my hidden folders, and now I can see them, but they come up paler than the other folders do, and I want them to be normal files so I can hide the originally--hidden folders so I don't accidentally delete something!

Please don't answer with loads of tech-y words, I do understyand computers basically, but I don't know all of these computer words!

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03 Jul 2011   #34

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hell Teen-in-trouble, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A faded folder or file indicates that the file or folder is set to be hidden. Unhiding hidden files using this tutorial only lets you see the hidden files/folders as faded files/folders, but does not actually unset them as hidden files/folders.

Using the commands at the link below should set the library folders to be unhidden them so that they will no long be faded (hidden) anymore.

Libraries - Restore Default

Hope this helps,
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08 Sep 2011   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you very much for your useful information but I got an opposite problem.

I tried to Hide my hidden files and folders but they keep Showing them.
I selected: Donít show hidden files, folders or drives and also i selected Hide protected operating system files
It keeps change this option to SHOW Hidden files, folders and drives.

Please help .. how can I Hide those folders?
Thank you soo much
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08 Sep 2011   #36

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dante, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have updated the REG files in OPTION TWO in the tutorial to help with this. Please see if they may be able to help. :)
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08 Sep 2011   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you Brink for your response .. I feel happy to join this great forum.

Regarding my problem, I did what you told me but unfortunately it doesnt work... still it insists to SHOW the hidden files and folders
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08 Sep 2011   #38

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Could you post a screenshot of these hidden files and folders showing their full path in the address bar to see if something may stand out?
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30 Sep 2011   #39

windows 7
Yes But

Is there a way to change the view settings for a single folder? At least once a week I want to find something in AppData/... and have to change the setting back and forth. This is idiotic.
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