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Hidden files

Interesting problem I stumbled onto. I was trying to run minecraft, but the app stalled on me. The logs gave me a file not found error. I figured I could probably just create the root folder and try again. Alas, windows would not allow me to create the folder 8e. I had folders in that directory of 8d and 8f.

I decided to try an experiment to fully explain the problem. I went into my documents folder and created a new folder. When I renamed it to 8e, the folder dissapeared. When I tried to create and name the folder again, windows would not let me. It knew something was there.

I tried everything. Folder permissions are set to not hide files. I tried the command to unhide super hidden files, but the response was that the folder did not exist. I tried chkdsk but my file system is fine. I ran a virus scan and I still have this problem. I tried creating this file on a work computer and was able to see it with no problem indicating my home computer is operating out of the norm.

Any ideas what may be the problem? I am out of terms to google for this. Thanks.

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Hiding Files in Windows

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is just making them so they are seen. They can still be there but not seen in the File Explorer by the user. The "file not found" means it's missing not hidden. Creating and deleting folders has to do with rights delete or update files. This is all releated to the right assigned to you account. You should be able to delete almost any folder if your account is an admin account. If not you may have some issues.

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In such a case ...

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as a first step I have a look at the disk after booting into Linux.

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The neat thing about Windows is we still have

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We still have the command line. Here the old DIR /A shows hidden files and folders. This is not hard to use or learn. There's plenty of web content about how to change folders and use DIR.

That's 2 commands. Can't be that hard.

And Linux? My power tool of choice. I don't install it, run it off USB today and a little more work than the command line and 2 commands.

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