hidden system32 folder

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Cannot find my hidden system32 folder

Hello,

I was wondering if any one can help me with a problem I had for a while now, I cannot seem to locate my system32 folder in windows xp. I know its their because I do run ad-aware frequently and notice it scans the folder and I can also access it through run. While typing system32 through search it shows the system32 folder which can be accessed but remains invisible in windows.

The strange thing is that another system32 folder exists in windows which is different from the one I am looking for which appears under a folder named I386. I have no idea what that is.

I have tried the following to resolve this issue while reading through similar pages on this site. View hidden folders in windows in normal and safe mode and ran spy and virus scans, for some reason the system32 file does not show what so ever :x . I’m sort of a beginner when it comes to issues such as these so I appreciate your help in any way. :)
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...Click start > Run. Type in C:\windows\system32
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yes it does show the files inside the folder when using run, but what im trying todo is to make the system32 folder visible again in windows, do you know of any way :?:
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I'm working on this problem. There have been several recent posts here with the same problem. It's been very difficult to find info on it. Once I find the anser I'll post it in a sticky post. This problem is definitely annoying.
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thats maybe coz system32 is marked as a system folder (explorer by defauly doesnt display any file/folder marked as system even if u make it show hidden files/folders). run this command from a dos prompt:

attrib c:/windows/system32 -h -s
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yea, it is a very annoying problem but i don't understand what it gains from making this folder invisible, is it some sort of spy where???

i tried the following command promp in dos: c:/windows/system32 -h -s
but it couldn't find the path so im back to square 1, more researching on web sites... Thank you all for trying to sort this problem for me, il keep looking for other solutions and post back soon. :D
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I apologize, while typing the command prompt in DOS:attrib c:/windows/system32 -h -s, i stupidly missed out a letter :oops: I re-typed it i checked in my windows folder and to my surprise the folder has re-appeared. :D

typing attrib c:/windows/system32 -h -s: in dos has seemed todo the trick. How i am glad thats over. Thanks again for all your help guys.

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