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Misplaced folder C:\ProgramData !

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  1. eZAK1

    eZAK1 Member

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    Hello,

    I have seemed to have misplaced the hidden folder C:\ProgramData !

    It just vanished w/o a trace!

    I was moving files in and out then it disappeared.

    Other hidden files are there!

    And programs that use this folder still work fine.

    I tried numerous web so called fixes,
    I tried numerous searches, looking in list pane, detail pane, pain in the A**.......

    It does however appear in the registry.

    Also,
    If I enter cd \programdata in the command prompt the file shows........
    I can then also enter dir and it will show all contents.

    ARRRGGGGG>>.............

    Would someone mind pointing me in the right direction?
     
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    try a system restore to before you made the mistake?
     
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    Yeah, I wish! No restore points!
    I just installed win 7 prior to this mystery.

    Here is another clue I just discovered.

    If I type ' %programdata% ' in the run box > OK it appears like an old friend,
    But alas, it will not show in C:\
     
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    if have menu bar enabled in windows explorer not internet explorer, goto tools, folder options, view tab & checkmark the "show hidden files, folders & drives" under "hidden files & folders"
     
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    ddp, Yes, those boxes remained checked.
     

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