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1 17th April 16:55
elloco1
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Default Cannot see files or folders (Not hidden)


I cannot see a lot of files and subfolders in one of my folders and the
files of folder attributes are not set to hidden. This happened two days
ago. I thought I had accidentally deleted the files and decided to use a
third party program to recover the files. The strange thing is that the
used partition size remained the same as if everything was still there (AND
IT IS!!!) The program saw all the missing folders and files and I
recovered/backed them up to a different partition. I then proceeded to copy
all the files back to the original location and received the warning about
"files already exist do you want to over write, etc" so I stopped at that
moment. As I mentioned before, the used partition and available empty space
size still the same as it was two days ago before I had this problem.
Another thing I noticed is that the missing files and folders begin
somewhere in the middle of the letter "D" to the "Z" and anything above that
is there (visible). There was only one folder that the recovery program was
not able to see so I created one with the same name in a different location
and attempted to paste this folder to the original location just like the
recovered ones and received the same message about "folder already exist do
you want to over write" and again I said no.

I tried to do a system restore and that failed. (Not that I thought it
would help anyway but...)
I changed the settings to show all hidden files (and system files) to no
avail.

I'm running WIN XP with SP1 and all current updates.

Is there anyone out there who could provide some help?

Thanks
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2 17th April 16:55
elloco1
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Default Cannot see files or folders (Not hidden)


I fixed the problem. Found an article (for WIN2K) stating that I should
start the PC on safe mode and if the folders and files were present to just
restart the PC and log on the normal way. That corrected the problem. It
was that simple. Here is the link.
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBO/tip7000/rh7067.htm


I cannot see a lot of files and subfolders in one of my folders and the
files of folder attributes are not set to hidden. This happened two days
ago. I thought I had accidentally deleted the files and decided to use a
third party program to recover the files. The strange thing is that the
used partition size remained the same as if everything was still there (AND
IT IS!!!) The program saw all the missing folders and files and I
recovered/backed them up to a different partition. I then proceeded to copy
all the files back to the original location and received the warning about
"files already exist do you want to over write, etc" so I stopped at that
moment. As I mentioned before, the used partition and available empty space
size still the same as it was two days ago before I had this problem.
Another thing I noticed is that the missing files and folders begin
somewhere in the middle of the letter "D" to the "Z" and anything above that
is there (visible). There was only one folder that the recovery program was
not able to see so I created one with the same name in a different location
and attempted to paste this folder to the original location just like the
recovered ones and received the same message about "folder already exist do
you want to over write" and again I said no.

I tried to do a system restore and that failed. (Not that I thought it
would help anyway but...)
I changed the settings to show all hidden files (and system files) to no
avail.

I'm running WIN XP with SP1 and all current updates.

Is there anyone out there who could provide some help?

Thanks
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