Locked up a file to hidden status


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richard

Following procedure did just the opposite of what it is supposed to happen.
I want to unhide the /appdata/ folder in windows 7.
Opened the properties dialog box.
Checked the box for "hidden files".
Clicked ok and let windows do it's thing.
Instead of the sub folder being visible, the top folder is now hidden.
So now in my c: directory, I do not have a "users" folder visible.
How do I get it back to where it was?

So why do they put stuff in this damn folder then tell you, you can't
access it?
 
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R

richard

Following procedure did just the opposite of what it is supposed to happen.
I want to unhide the /appdata/ folder in windows 7.
Opened the properties dialog box.
Checked the box for "hidden files".
Clicked ok and let windows do it's thing.
Instead of the sub folder being visible, the top folder is now hidden.
So now in my c: directory, I do not have a "users" folder visible.
How do I get it back to where it was?

So why do they put stuff in this damn folder then tell you, you can't
access it?
control panel to the rescue!
found my answer in "Folder options".
All is well again.
 
E

Evan Platt

So why do they put stuff in this damn folder then tell you, you can't
access it?
To prevent idiots like you from screwing up their system?

Hint: Google User Account Control.

But if I were you, I'd leave it as is so you don't really screw up
your system.
 
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Evan Platt

Following procedure did just the opposite of what it is supposed to happen.
I want to unhide the /appdata/ folder in windows 7.
PS: Your subject mentions a file. The body of your message discusses a
folder.

You do realize there's a difference between a file and a folder,
right?
 

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