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Disappearing files


In the past week or so I have noticed that my files in windows xp are disappearing. I can find the file if I do a system search, but I can't see them if they are on my desktop or in my documents. Also I found if i rename the folder it will show up for me. I have gone in to my tools and made my hidden files show up, but the files I want won't show up. What should I do?

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Re: Disappearing files

Probable the files have the hidden attributes. Open a cmd prompt, goto such a folder and use dir /a command. If you see the files, you should unhide them using attrib command.

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Re: Disappearing files

Go to Tools/Options in My Comuter. click in the View tab, and you will see a folder marked hidden files or Folders, click on "Show Hidden Files or Folders".

This should cure the problem, if it doesn't use a good up-to-date antivirus scanner, and programmes like Spybot S & D and Lavasoft's Ad-aware to check your disk, as you may have some nasty little bugs on there you don't know about. These last programmes are always useful to keep updated anyway, as you can possibly have bugs get on your machine without your knowledge.


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