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"System Volume Information" folder won't go "hidden"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by msgtgumby, Jun 10, 2003.

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  1. msgtgumby

    msgtgumby Thread Starter

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    All of the sudden my "System Volume Information" folders (the system restore folders) on all of my hard drives are shown even when viewing hidden files is off. Tried to mark them hidden, but it won't let me. Anyone have a clue as to why they would suddenly unhide themselves and not allow me to hide them again? This is on XP Pro with no service pack1 installed. Just bugs me they did that all of the sudden. Haven't installed anything recently except Paint Shop Pro 7 and Easy CD Creator 5.2 plus the update patch to 5.3.

    Thanks,

    Smith
     
  2. WindowWizard

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    Someone changed your folder view settings. Recheck the Hide Protected Operating system files option and change the Hidden files and folders option back to Do not show hidden files and folders.
     
  3. msgtgumby

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    That option is checked though, thats the problem :(

    Smith
     
  4. WindowWizard

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    If both options are checked uncheck them and then reboot. After the reboot recheck them and see if that works.
     
  5. msgtgumby

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    Okay, cool, did that. Now on my main drive (C) it's hidden. However, my slave drive still shows it on all of the partitions (D, E, F & G). Any other ideas by any chance? This is just weird...

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    Smith
     
  6. WindowWizard

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    That is weird.. I'll do some checking and get back to you
     
  7. msgtgumby

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    No one has a clue? Doh.

    Smith
     
  8. Bulldog

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    Turn system restore off for those other drives, reboot, then turn it back on for them...maybe. :)
     
  9. Lahru

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    Ensure that you still have administrative privlidges and that you have 'Full control' to the Drives/Directories/files where they are stored.
     
  10. msgtgumby

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    Bulldog, tried, didn't work, good thought though. When going to do that though I did notice something. It said my System Restore was suspended because I didn't have enough space on one of my drives. Which I know was true at one point because I temporarily dumped a huge amount of files on one of my partitions (knocking a 5GB partion down to 150MB) while cleaning off some of my other ones. But then, a few minutes later when I was done cleaning out junk, I spread the files back out among the other partitions so the space was available again. System Restore is susposed to re-enable itself once the space is again available, mine didn't...

    Lahru, yeah I do, the Admin account is the only account I created.

    But you know I just thought of something. System Restore is only for system change. My slave drive partitions are only used for data storage, no installs. I'm just gonna turn it off for the slave and delete the folders, it's pointless to have it on.

    Though it does still bother me that Restore did this in the first place.

    Smith
     
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