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# 68418 21-Sep-2010 17:35
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Okay, I can see all my files and folders via open/save functions in programs, and by using explore. BUT, it's not all displaying when I actually open it...

Here is a screencap because a picture speaks a thousand words (and I haven't explained well).

What can I do?

Using a WD hard-drive, and discovered the problem on my old toshiba XP laptop... (can't get on my good computer atm).

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  # 383392 23-Sep-2010 00:12
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Hi there there are couple of things that could help and check this site may help you solve the issue,

Methode 1

1. click start>>run>>type in "cmd" 
2. type the location of your flash drive.. e.g. "d:", "e:", "f:", etc.. 
3. type "dir /ah" 
*you will now see the files/folders with hidden attributes 
4. type "attrib [name of file/folder] -r -a -s -h" 
*if you're going to unhide files, you should type the whole name plus the extension (format).. example "attrib party.jpg -r -a -s -h" 
**if you have folders with 6 characters and above, type the first 6 characters then "~1".. example for folder named "birthday" 
"attrib birthd~1 -r -a -s -h" 
5. you should repeatedly type dir /ah after unhiding some files/folders so you'll know if they're now working or not.. 
6. now check you flash drive.. it should be there..

Or try this may work

Method 2

1. Click on the Start button and select Run. 

2. Type in regedit in the box and click OK to start up the Editor. 
3. Once regedit appears, navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. 
4. Right-click on Hidden and select Modify. 
5. Change the value to 1 and click OK to save your changes. 

good luck,


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  # 384232 25-Sep-2010 09:19
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thanks :)

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