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Hidden folder problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bob, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    Any ideas?

    Bob
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.

    Bob wrote:

    > I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    > C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    > I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    > I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Bob
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    The folder is hidden to IE also

    Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    @TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:

    > Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    >> I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >> C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >> I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >> I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.

    Bob wrote:

    > The folder is hidden to IE also
    >
    > Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    > @TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >
    >
    >>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.
    >>
    >>Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>>Bob

    >>
    >>

    >
     
  5. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links" folder to
    add to.
    > But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    >> The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>
    >> Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >> @TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.

    >
    >>>
    >>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>Any ideas?
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Sounds like the location doesn't exist yet. Right click in the Menu
    area, and select Links.

    Bob wrote:

    > It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links" folder to
    > add to.
    >
    >>But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >>
    >>Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>>
    >>>Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >>>@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.

    >>
    >>>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>>Any ideas?
     
  7. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    If you read my origional post. You will see it is visible from the
    command prompt. (You know Run, cmd, Dir) I can see the directory & all
    the files in it. It is a windows problem!
    Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:eebm6bcqKHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > Sounds like the location doesn't exist yet. Right click in the Menu
    > area, and select Links.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    >> It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links"
    >> folder to add to.
    >>
    >>>But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >>>
    >>>Bob wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>>>
    >>>>Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >>>>@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.
    >>>
    >>>>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>>>Any ideas?
     
  8. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Are you logged on as "HP_Administrator"?

    Bob wrote:
    > If you read my origional post. You will see it is visible from the
    > command prompt. (You know Run, cmd, Dir) I can see the directory & all
    > the files in it. It is a windows problem!
    > Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in
    > news:eebm6bcqKHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >
    >
    >>Sounds like the location doesn't exist yet. Right click in the Menu
    >>area, and select Links.
    >>
    >>Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links"
    >>>folder to add to.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >>>>
    >>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >>>>>@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.
    >>>>
    >>>>>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>>>>Any ideas?

    >
    >
    >
     
  9. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    What version of IE?
    IE8 uses the Favorites Bar folder instead of Links.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 12:25:14 -0800, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Bob <Bob@somewhere.com> wrote:

    >It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links" folder to
    >add to.
    >> But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >>
    >> Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>> The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>>
    >>> Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >>> @TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>>
    >>>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.

    >>
    >>>>
    >>>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>>Any ideas?
     
  10. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    Bob <Bob@somewhere.com> wrote in news:Xns9D1A8E672345BBobsomewherecom@
    207.46.248.16:

    > I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    > C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    > I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    > I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    > Any ideas?
    >


    In addition to checking the "Show hidden files & folders", for some
    files/folders you also have to UN-check the "Hide Protected Operating
    System Files" a couple of lines down.

    HTH,
    John
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Thank you, but it is unchecked. The reason I want this, is because I use
    Links from the toolbars. I use Fifefox, not IE but I think this folder
    became hidden after one of the IE updates, which I should probably have
    ignored.
    Bob
    John Wunderlich <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in
    news:Xns9D1AEB450DB85wunderpsdrscray@207.46.248.16:

    > Bob <Bob@somewhere.com> wrote in news:Xns9D1A8E672345BBobsomewherecom@
    > 207.46.248.16:
    >
    >> I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >> C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >> I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >> I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >> Any ideas?
    >>

    >
    > In addition to checking the "Show hidden files & folders", for some
    > files/folders you also have to UN-check the "Hide Protected Operating
    > System Files" a couple of lines down.
    >
    > HTH,
    > John
    >
     
  12. FrankV

    FrankV Flightless Bird

    I do not know if it is the exact same problem but it looks similar to what
    happened on my computer. The hidden temporary folder in my account somehow
    became a system folder. I tried changing it back to hidden in the sys admin
    account but couldn't do it. I never found a solution for it.

    Frank

    "Bob" <Bob@somewhere.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D1AAF6C89AF6Bobsomewherecom@207.46.248.16...
    > If you read my origional post. You will see it is visible from the
    > command prompt. (You know Run, cmd, Dir) I can see the directory & all
    > the files in it. It is a windows problem!
    > Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in
    > news:eebm6bcqKHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Sounds like the location doesn't exist yet. Right click in the Menu
    >> area, and select Links.
    >>
    >> Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>> It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links"
    >>> folder to add to.
    >>>
    >>>>But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >>>>
    >>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >>>>>@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.
    >>>>
    >>>>>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>>>>Any ideas?

    >
    >
     
  13. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    attrib -s <dir name> will remove the system attribute

    FrankV wrote:
    > I do not know if it is the exact same problem but it looks similar to what
    > happened on my computer. The hidden temporary folder in my account somehow
    > became a system folder. I tried changing it back to hidden in the sys admin
    > account but couldn't do it. I never found a solution for it.
    >
    > Frank
    >
    > "Bob" <Bob@somewhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D1AAF6C89AF6Bobsomewherecom@207.46.248.16...
    >
    >>If you read my origional post. You will see it is visible from the
    >>command prompt. (You know Run, cmd, Dir) I can see the directory & all
    >>the files in it. It is a windows problem!
    >>Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in
    >>news:eebm6bcqKHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Sounds like the location doesn't exist yet. Right click in the Menu
    >>>area, and select Links.
    >>>
    >>>Bob wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>It does when you go to "Add to Favorites" and there is no "Links"
    >>>>folder to add to.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>But that doesn't prevent adding the bookmarks.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>The folder is hidden to IE also
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in news:ubO1ftbqKHA.5736
    >>>>>>@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Open Internet Explorer, and add them there.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>>>I have 1 hidden folder. All the others seem visible. My folder is
    >>>>>>>>C:/Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Favorite\Links
    >>>>>>>>I want to add some bookmarks to Links. It is visible in CMD mode
    >>>>>>>>I have "Show hidden files & folders" checked in tools
    >>>>>>>>Any ideas?

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     

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