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Folder no longer shows up, but files are still there

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ottbecka, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. ottbecka

    ottbecka Thread Starter

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    I wasn't sure if this was the right forum, but I have Vista.

    Yesterday, I noticed as I went into my folders that my "VIDEOS" folder was no longer showing up. If I do a search for a particular video, I can get to it that way, but the actual folder no longer appears along side the others. I can also get to it if I use the menu/tab at the top and click on like rebecca/videos/ and then the "Videos" folder suddenly appears in the links menu to the left but it's still not showing up on my desktop. Why did it disappear and how can I get to show up again?


    Thanks :)
     
  2. DaveA

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    Where does your search result show that files are at?
     
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    ottbecka Thread Starter

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    It says they are in the Videos folder.

    I can open up my personal folder and all the folders appear except that one. Is there something I could have done to make a folder suddenly hide? Is that possible? lol
     
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    Are you sure that you are NOT finding them in the "Sample" folder which is under the "Public" folder?
     
  5. ottbecka

    ottbecka Thread Starter

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    I'm sure, just checked again. It's showing the path of a video coming from my D. Drive in the Videos folder. There are no videos in the public folder.
     
  6. ottbecka

    ottbecka Thread Starter

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    Since this was a total mystery and I don't think anyone understood what was going on, I just went ahead and made a new folder and moved all my video files from the "invisible" folder to a new one and now all is well. I just wish I knew what the heck I did to make it hide so I won't do it again lol

    Thanks :)
     
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    When in doubt improvise...good fix!
     
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