Properties say there are files in a folder but can't seethem

January 22, 2012 at 06:59:23
Specs: Windows XP, P-4
I made a back up folder and it is accessible but the files in it can't be seen. When I click on folder properties it lets me know there are files in the folder but I cannot see the files and I need them.

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January 22, 2012 at 12:16:01
Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View and make sure you have "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. No harm leaving it that way in XP.

If that fails then temporary set to show protected system files too but I would not recommend leaving it like that.

If one or other of the above allows you to see the files then we need to work out why.
If they are set as hidden you can bulk highlight (Ctrl+A) then unhide them in Properties.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 22, 2012 at 18:15:54
Thanks. I should have remembered that but didn't. Thank you much. It is showing me the files now.



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January 22, 2012 at 18:37:29
No problem - if I had a solid gold medal for every time I've missed the obvious I would be a very rich man. Nice to have oiled the wheels.

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