Windows 10: Making a file visible

Discus and support Making a file visible in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi :) My install of Sony Vegas is not working; it crashes when performing a render. I understand this is not an app-specific board, but I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by riffwraith, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Making a file visible


    Hi Making a file visible :)

    My install of Sony Vegas is not working; it crashes when performing a render. I understand this is not an app-specific board, but I have narrowed down the issue, and am thinking this might be a W10 thing.

    The crash spits out an error, which tells me that an exe file in the app's PFiles dir is not visible. If I nav to that dir, and r-click on the file and select properties, it says: Description: FileIOSurrogate.exe (not visible)

    I am wondering if there is a way to tell W10 (Home, BTW) to change the not visible property to visible.

    A google search yields too many results about Windows not showing file extensions, which is not the issue I have here.

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    riffwraith, Jan 27, 2019
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  2. No Icons visible in task bar, Win 10

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As you are facing issues with icons in the Task bar after November update, do let us know the following:

    • Is this issue confined only with icons in the Task bar?
    • What happens when you try to click on those icons?
    • What exactly do you mean by: "they are there but not visible"?

    Method 1: If you are referring to showing up of different icons in Task in System tray, I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key from the Keyboard, type
      Turn system icons On or Off
      and select it.
    • Try to turn on the icons that are visible.

    Method 2:

    Step 1: If not, I suggest you to place the computer in safe mode and check if the icons are visible to access.

    Refer: Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10


    If the issue still persists,

    Step 2: This issue might have occurred due to corrupted or missing system files after the update. I suggest you to place the computer in normal mode and try to perform SFC scan.

    Steps: Place the computer in normal mode.

    • Press Windows + R keys to open
      Run command.
    • Type msconfig and press
      Enter
      .
    • In the System Configuration
      window, click on General tab.
    • Select Start-up selection as Normal startup, click on Apply and Ok.
    • Follow onscreen instructions.

    Perform SFC scan, System File Checkeris a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin)
      .
    • Type “sfc /scannow” without the quotes and hit
      Enter
      .
    • After the scan, restart the computer and check for the issue.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue with required information, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jan 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Need to make ProgramData visible

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you want to make the ProgramData folder visible. We will help you.

    As per the description I understand that even after setting as show hidden files also you are unable to locate the folder.

    This issue could have caused due to user profile corruption also.

    • Try to directly type the folder location in the file explorer address bar
      and check if it is able to access the folder.
    • Open File Explorer and type C:\ProgramData
      and hit Enter.

    I suggest you to try creating a new user account
    and check if issue persists.

    Click on the below link to check how to create new user account in Windows 10

    Microsoft Support link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/create-a-local-user-account-in-windows-10

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Jan 27, 2019
    #3
  4. regan1985 Win User

    Making a file visible

    making file lists

    ok i have tried it and i got it to work thanks

    but my next problem is it only lists the folders not the files??
     
    regan1985, Jan 27, 2019
    #4
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