pictures and music invisible in folders

  • tek9
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Post 3+ Months Ago

for some reason a lot of my picture folders and music folders will not show there contents but when i right click on the folder and go to properties it says there is files in there and shows how much space they are using but there just not there? any one know what is going on? i have a lot of pictures and music i don't want to loose. i attached a picture showing one of the folders and the properties next to it showing there is pictures in the folder but i just cannot see them.
there is also a bunch of pictures on my desktop i cannot see but they are there because if i try to put the same picture back on my desktop it says the file already exists would you like to over write it.

Thanks for any help!

windows XP media center edition
  • Bogey
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Maybe they're just hidden... try the following.
  1. Open the folder where the hidden files are located.
  2. Under the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. In the window that appears, open the View tab.
  4. Scroll down until you find the Hidden files and folders section, and select Show hidden files and folders.
  5. Press the OK button.
That would show all the hidden files on your computer... you don't have to do that for all the folders.

If you want to hide all the files like they were just backtrack and select Don't show hidden files and folders.

If you don't want those files to be hidden...
  • Select all the hidden files/folders.
  • Right click on one of the selected files/folders
  • Click Properties
  • In the General tab under the Attributes section un-select Hidden.
  • Press the OK button

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