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Hidden Files In Partitioned Discs

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#1 ayyu3m


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:55 AM

Hi everyone i m new to this forum...but this is an interesting forum i stumbled upon while searchning for my problem on the internet. So here is how my problem goes.

I recently bought a laptop and as usual i have installed a clean copy of windows professional xp sp2. i divided my hard disk into 3 partition on which as obvious C is for windows, and drive D and E.

Problem: Well i am able to view all the hidden files in the C drive. But i m unable to see any hidden files such as thumbnails or picture art for mp3 files and etc.

I did all the way from My Computer> View> Display hidden system files> Show hidden files> Applied

But nothing happened. But the thing is when i see the partition drive via network on my friends Computer i am able to see all my afore mentioned hidden file...

Guys whats happening and help me out... :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 03:05 PM

There would not normally be any hidden files on the non-system partitions you created.

Edited by Enthusiast, 09 September 2006 - 03:11 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 03:54 PM

Were the drives partitioned in a previous installation of Windows and were they formatted for NTFS?
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:16 PM

So... you have files, you hid the files, and now you can't see the files that you hidden, even though you tell it to show hidden files... This sounds awfully familiar. Well, you can make sure that you are sharing the folders where these files are hidden. What you can also do, is you can go to start and then run "cmd" this will open up a command prompt, then you can go to the drive that your having problem with, and type in "dir" tell me if it comes up with anything... also, this account you speak of does have administrator access correct?

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