Can't see every image files within a folder

May 26, 2010 at 03:32:46
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all, hope someone can help me
I have a folder that contains few thousands images, in high res, about 11 MB each.
The problem is that I can see only the first 4,267 files - about other 1,000 imges are not visible, but they are there... if i try to add to the folder one of those files I can't see it asks me if I want to replace it - that means it's there but I can't see it...
the disk is NTFS formatted...and the files are named like AAA-123456.jpg

anyone has a clue?

thanks !!

ps. if anyone is wondering... it's not porn!


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#1
May 26, 2010 at 07:53:24
They are probably hidden files. If so then goto the Control Panel -> Select Folder Options -> Select the View Tab -> Check the Show Hidden Files and Folders -> Also Uncheck the Hide Extensions for Known File Type.

Also, how are you looking for them? Are you looking through MyComputer or through a Graphics Program?


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#2
May 26, 2010 at 08:04:46
hi ace omega
they are not hidden files (and in any case those are already visible)...
I am looking through MyComputer

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#3
May 26, 2010 at 11:35:31
Weird problem.
How about creating another folder, moving (actually better to copy then delete) the 4,267 files to the new folder. Then see if the other files show up.

By the way, are they backed up? :-)

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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#4
May 26, 2010 at 11:50:55
Can you send a sample of the file names you are using?

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#5
May 27, 2010 at 01:59:42
@aegis1: yes, I have a back up :) fiuuuuu....
and yes, if i delete some files, the others show up..... weird
uh...

@ace omega: the files are numbered like:
AAA-000001.jpg
AAA-000002.jpg
AAA-000003.jpg
....
AAA-000564.jpg
etc...

thanks for your help


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#6
May 27, 2010 at 12:40:53
"yes, I have a back up :)"

Ah, a very knowledgeable person ;-)
It shouldn't make any difference, but is this drive FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS?
(edit) Oops I see it's NTFS

How about trying Windows Explorer? C:\windows\explorer.exe

(edit) Having so many files in a folder really slows accesses down. Have you considered splitting that folder up, or is that not practical?

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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#7
May 27, 2010 at 13:12:41
sounds like some disk corruption

run chkdsk /f on the drive


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#8
May 27, 2010 at 14:18:32
@aegis1: did try also with explorer....

@wanderer: haven't thought about that actually... will try and let
you know. cheers


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#9
June 1, 2010 at 02:08:22
nothing as easy as a chkdsk f/ to find out that something on the folder was corrupted...
I guess the backup will be very useful...

thanks wanderer


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