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Hidden files on Windows 7?

I used a program to create a directory in c: program files/samples1 and saved 6 new html files.
Now I am unable to access them yet only via the program I used to create them?
I have gone to come prompt and used attrib -h best as I can but every time I use it it's giving usage incorrect error?
There are 6 html files that need retrieve from samples1 directory inside c:/program files? Any help appreciated?

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Re: hidden files

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https://www.google.nl/search?q=windows+attrib+"usage+incorrect" makes me think you have a unique error, or found a unique way to do something wrong.

If you set Windows Explorer to show hidden and system files (that are 2 things to check or uncheck), do you see them?

You do realise that you need cmd to run as administator to do anything inside "program files"? That makes me wonder why you write data (html) to the program files folder. That's uncommon. Why not use some folder like c:\temp (make it if necessary).
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Do things properly

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Okay I was wondering about the windows explorers hidden file which I will change.
Secondary to using cmd prompt to run as administrator I never thought of it.
I will try both by tomorrow and upon success I will get back with results.

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Files

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You used some program to create a folder and you put files via the program into this folder.

If you use windows explorer and navigate to this folder can you see the files?
If not look into display hidden files.....folder options.

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Windows explorer

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No I simply unable to browse the contents where I put them using the program.

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W.E.

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So windows explorer does not see these files.

Control panel>folder options>view>show hidden files.

Does W.E. now see these files?

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Missing files

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Nope, I can see all other hidden system files but I cannot see my folder or the files I created using the program?

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Linux

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Missing files

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The only thing I discovered probably is the program I used to create the files, is freeware, and i have to purchase registered version in order to use it 100% so the program can be using program code hidden files for nonpayment.

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Re: hidden files

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That's a likely explanation. What does their customer service say (assuming they say something to non-customers like you) about it?

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Non payment software

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I don't think I will contact their customer service if they have one. I manually had to copy the html files program code and paste it new html file. That was the ony way to get the originals files back from the hidden folder.

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