Windows 10: Seeing "thumbs.db" and "desktop.ini" files on my desktop. Not showing hidden folders/files...

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  1. Seeing "thumbs.db" and "desktop.ini" files on my desktop. Not showing hidden folders/files...

    /u/thefiercekid, Sep 16, 2020 at 2:12 AM
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  2. Can't See files, not hidden

    Folder options->show hidden files/folders.

    Checking the hidden box is a property, not a viewing preference.
     
    Dippyskoodlez, Sep 16, 2020 at 2:20 AM
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  3. Can't See files, not hidden

    That was the first thing I tried Dippy... but it didn't work.. meaning I've enabled viewing of and turned them from hidden to normal. *see the pictures*





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    ChaoticBlankness, Sep 16, 2020 at 2:20 AM
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  4. Seeing "thumbs.db" and "desktop.ini" files on my desktop. Not showing hidden folders/files...

    Can't See files, not hidden

    More problems for tonight... (see me format thread for previous probs)

    I've recovered my lost files to c:\temp\recovery on a spare rig. When I check the properties on the recovery folder it says the folder is huge and full of files and folder... but when I open it I don't see anything.

    So I clicked on the recovery folder again and made sure it wasn't set to hidden and then to apply to all other sub folders and files. (and even during that process it showed it was applying it to the missing files "applying to c:\temp\recovery\root\...."

    However I still can't see anything past \recovery\.. meaning I can't access the \root\ sub folder. WTF? Any ideas?
     
    ChaoticBlankness, Sep 16, 2020 at 2:20 AM
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Seeing "thumbs.db" and "desktop.ini" files on my desktop. Not showing hidden folders/files...

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