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Solved: Missing Folder in My Documents - Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ngk0585, Nov 6, 2012.

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  1. ngk0585

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    Problem I've not seen. I have a folder I use to collect files for a program. It is subordinate to My Documents. Three days ago it disappeared. It is not, however gone! I can put the path into the address line of Explorer (the files version - not the browser) and it magically appears. Also I can search and find all the files/folders in that folder individually by name with 'search'. I've set cursor on My Documents and opened >Tools>Folder Options>View and checked "Show hidden files folders and drives". I've tried this at various levels as well. I also ran a batch attrib e.g.:

    @echo off
    Echo This script will unhide all files in the current folder and all subfolders.
    Echo If there are a lot of files, it may take some time to complete.
    Attrib -H /S /D
    echo Unhide Complete
    pause

    This obviously ran for a few minutes from C:\

    Wierd. I can get to the files, but the folder does not show up under My Documents as it should. I've tried to recreate the folder directly subordinate to My Documents, and get a warning that the folder already exists.
    This is not a total loss since I can get to the folder, but would be nice to simply open My Documents, scroll down and find it.
    Thanks
     
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  3. ngk0585

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    Thanks but I have system 7. Link is for system 8 and I don't have touch screen so won't be going there.
     
  4. Richardcec

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    Sorry about that, I suggest you run a search again, locate the file, right click, cut and save to a different location; more preferably 'Desktop'. Hope it helps.
     
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    I gave up and copied files into new folder in My Documents. Wast of time to troubleshoot this is - it is not pervasive. Thanks for the helps. - Bill
     
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    It magically came back - go figure.
     
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