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Unhiding folders on C drive


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#1 Scottintexas

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:56 AM

My stinking computer has a folder hidden on it and I can't unhide it. Searching my libraries I can find the file I want. But trying to import data from an Access DB to SQL Server I have to specify the location of the file and I can't get there. I have checfked the sub folder to make sure there is nothing hidden on it, but the Attributes under Properties has the Hidden check mark unchecked. I can't get to the hidden folder to unhide it because it is hidden. I checked Permissions and made sure I have everything. After all, I am the stinkin owner of this machine. I can't find a place to tell my machine that I am in charge of all files and folders on Drive C. This security BS is about to make me insane.

 

Furthermore, when I set up the machine I hit the "OK" button and then later realized I had left the last letter off my own name! I have pretty much ignored it, but sometimes I wonder if there isn't a way to correct that throughout the computer without causing problems.

 

How do I get the hidden folder to show up with my permissions enabled on that folder?

How can I take control of this machine? It's mine, I bought it, I own it, I should be the ultimate master of it.

 

Thanks to all of you who can understand Microsoft's approach to logic.


Still searching for the "Read My Mind and Do It" button.

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#2 SpywareDoctor

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:31 PM

What is the name of the folder?



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:06 PM

Have a look at this.....http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows/page/2/ use the "show hidden" utility. Personally I haven't used it...but it's worth a shot.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

The folder is named Documents. Turns out it is the same folder as My Documents. Strange, two names, same location, but I guess Microsoft has a reason for that. I get tired of my computer telling me "Access Denied" when I try to open sertain folders. There is no reasoning supplied, just a terse message as though I am breaking into something. I got so frustrated this morning that I had to write here and seek guidance from more level headed people.


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#5 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

Does this folder show when system files are unhidden and it shows a shortcut symbol in the corner? See this page.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

In Windows XP it was named "My Documents" and in Windows 7 it was changed to "Documents". The "My Documents" name is still there in Windows 7 for backwards compatibility but, it's not really a "folder". It's a "Junction Point" that simply points to the new "Documents" folder.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:36 AM

Windows hides certain directories and extensions it thinks it is a system file. Change the file setting to unhide the files. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsxp/ht/showhiddenfiles.htm Search hidden files directories through dos..http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001039.htm Changing attributes to files in dos..http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/attrib.mspx?mfr=true






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