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Windows Explorer anomaly

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#1 coolmanoh


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:44 PM

I have an unusual situation regarding one of my folders. The folder is called LETTERS. It contains letters not related to SPAIN and a subfolder SPAIN of letters sent to various organizations in SPAIN. I can display the LETTERS folder two different ways:

1. Bring up Windows Explorer.

    Click on Documents in the left pane.

    Click on Personal Documents, left pane.

    Click on LETTERS, right pane.


2. Bring up Windows Explorer.

    Click on Libraries in the left pane.

    Click on Documents icon, right pane.

    Click on Personal Documents, right pane.

    Click on LETTERS, right pane.


If I use option 1, I see the SPAIN subfolder and all the non-Spain letters.

If I use option 2, I see all Spain letters and non-Spain letters all together and no SPAIN subfolder.

My question: Why would Windows Explorer show the contents of a folder two different ways depending on how it is accessed? If I look at this folder using CMD prompt commands (cd, dir, etc.), the folder appears normal. I have found no other folder on my system that displays differently depending on how it is accessed. ,,,,,,,

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#2 shadow_647


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:42 PM

Beats me, all i know is windows loves to hide things.

#3 RolandJS


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 05:13 PM

I think elsewhere somebody explained Libraries, junctions, folders -- if I can find that post -- I'll link it here.

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