Restoring hidden folders and files

  Mikera 15:21 04 Nov 08

I have managed to hide some of my folders under 'Documents' and now I can't see my IE7 bookmarks. If I change the option to show hidden files via 'Folder options' then I can see all the folders, but still can't see my bookmarks. I have been through the folders and removed the 'tick' against 'hidden'. I'm running Vista. Can anyone help please? Many thanks.

  Rahere 15:45 04 Nov 08

Strange - Are you saying your bookmarks do not show inside an open IE7 window or are you trying to view these using another method?

  BurrWalnut 16:13 04 Nov 08

Putting Favorites on the Start Menu and changing the attributes there may work:

Right-click the Windows Orb (Start) > Properties > Start Menu Tab > Customize, scroll down to Favorites and put a tick in it, OK > Apply, etc.

Now click the Orb > right-click Favorites > Properties and remove the tick from Hidden > OK > Apply, etc.

  Mikera 16:25 04 Nov 08

BurrWalnut - thanks for the info. Have tried it but there was no 'tick' in the 'hidden' box. Cheers,

Rahere - I can see the favorites in Windows Explorer but they aren't visible in IE7. Cheers.

  DieSse 17:15 04 Nov 08

Folders called Favorites can be in several places - perhaps somehow you've moved the folder to a wrong location.

The normal place is

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Favorites

Where UserName is your User Name

Otherwise, there is a known issue - reading this might help

click here

  Mikera 20:55 04 Nov 08

Thanks for all the help with this one. I had set the 'hidden' flag on ALL the folders. It has been a case of finding all the folders again and removing the 'hidden' flag. Got confused by the fact there were two 'Favorites' folders. Once I got that clear in my head and I found out how to see the 'hidden' folders, together with the feedback from yourselves, I think I've got it 'cracked'. Thanks again, a great help, keep up the good work.

  woodchip 21:35 04 Nov 08

You will have to go through them all by right clicking on files folders change from Hidden to Archive

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