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Topic # 86860 14-Jul-2011 12:42
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I have stumbled upon a curious situation on my wife's laptop.  She's running Win7 32-bit, and what's happening is she has created a folder, which appears to be just a plain old ordinary folder, which doesn't show up in the Save As dialog.  It's sitting in the Documents library, and if I open Windows Explorer, I can see the folder, open it, no problems.  If I go to save a file (e.g. last night, tried to save a picture from an email), the Save As dialog box shows all the folders in the Documents library, except for this one folder.

I've checked to see if it's a hidden folder, or write protected or anything, and it's not.  I haven't done exhaustive testing, to see if it's like this for other programs.  But it seems very weird.  Anyone have any ideas what's going on here, or perhaps some clues for things to check?



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  Reply # 493445 14-Jul-2011 17:51
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What attributes are reported for the folder in command prompt?

Are you 100% sure both applications are actually accessing the same path?

Has the machine been restarted since the problem occurred? : )

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  Reply # 493494 14-Jul-2011 19:54
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Had another look, and as usual its a simple answer. The folder was showing in the Library when I looked in Windows Explorer, but was actually in the Public Folder, not the User folder. In the Save As dialog box, it was showing the My Pictures folder (the User folder) rather than the Library as a whole. All I had to do was move up a level, and it showed. Thanks anyway.

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