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Invisible files in XP (even when show hidden files is checked)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by feu_student, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. feu_student

    feu_student Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2009
    Hello all!

    I'm having this weird problem in XP. I backed up a 2gb thumbdrive and zipped it up by winrar. The contents were a total of 1.40gb. When I view the zipped files through any compression program (winrar, 7zip, etc.), I can see the files and folders inside. But the weird part is, when I extract them, I can only see a few files and 1 folder available (I have multiple folders in the archive). Visibly, it showed only 200mb worth of files extracted. But when I right-click the folder in which I extracted the files to, it showed 1.40gb. I then thought files were hidden. When I clicked to show hidden files, still nothing. To make sure the "show hidden files" was working, I checked c:\windows folder and happened to see hidden files, while the folder with the extracted files still showed nothing. I did a virus scan and spyware scan on that specific folder. Nothing was found. But still, invisible files. How do I solve this?

    I hope my explanation wasn't too confusing. I had this problem for months already.
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