HIDDEN FILES

  DAPPER101 21:21 20 Feb 14
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Hello.

I was searching for a file and could not find it. So, I went to the User directory properties screen and ticked the 'HIDDEN' file box. The computer then spend about 6 minutes doing something to lots of files. Now I can't see or access many of my files (such as word documents, and my Explorer favourites. This is a disaster! I think that they must be on the computer because some are still listed under 'recent documents' in Word.

Can anybody help me to restore access to them please?

Many thanks

  Woolwell 21:44 20 Feb 14

Untick the hidden file box?

  DAPPER101 22:17 20 Feb 14

The Hidden box is no longer ticked so that would not work - thank you anyway.

  Woolwell 22:17 20 Feb 14

System restore?

  DAPPER101 22:17 20 Feb 14

All solved now - many thanks

  Woolwell 22:27 20 Feb 14

Did the system restore work?

  DAPPER101 10:23 23 Feb 14

I did a System Restore but it did not solve the problem. In the end I ticked the hidden box again and set it running. This seems to be a toggle to set and unset whether the files are hidden or not. Thank you for you help though.

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