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Unchecked "Hide protected operating system files"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by oniro, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. oniro

    oniro Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2003
    Hello There !!!

    Trying to reach cookies file I followed the path :C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
    I could not go beyond /Windows/ the Cookies folder never appeared.So I opened FOLDER OPTIONS to uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files". But the result was the path taking me from "Users" to "Cookies" did not show up anymore the folders /App data/Roaming/Windows/ and a lot of sub-files appear now as I try to go through the default path. How can I rebuild the default folder structure ? I tried RESTORE but unfortunately I had canceled that option time ago.

    Without me deleting anything, simply by unchecking the hidden operating system files, I could not find anymore the folders "App Data", "Roaming", "Microsoft" and "Windows". If I enter one by one at START>SEARCH the name of these folders they appear at COMPUTER. But not anymore in the path sequence I was intending to follow to get to the COOKIES file to eliminate some cookies creating problems.

    Just one example. When I click on MyUserName, it should come after App Data, but instead this is the list of folders that appear listed :
    My Documents
    My Music
    My Pictures
    My Videos
    IE9-Windows7 -x86-enu

    I have already re-checked up again the Folder Options "Hide Protected Operating System Files" box, expecting it will also help to put the path sequence in due order but the path continues interrupted.

    I will appreciate your help to return my computer to its original operation..

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