Interesting problem I stumbled onto. I was trying to run minecraft, but the app stalled on me. The logs gave me a file not found error. I figured I could probably just create the root folder and try again. Alas, windows would not allow me to create the folder 8e. I had folders in that directory of 8d and 8f.
I decided to try an experiment to fully explain the problem. I went into my documents folder and created a new folder. When I renamed it to 8e, the folder dissapeared. When I tried to create and name the folder again, windows would not let me. It knew something was there.
I tried everything. Folder permissions are set to not hide files. I tried the command to unhide super hidden files, but the response was that the folder did not exist. I tried chkdsk but my file system is fine. I ran a virus scan and I still have this problem.
Any ideas what may be the problem? I am out of terms to google for this. Thanks.