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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 10:33:06 AM

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I am using a USB external drive for storage on windows xp home sp1
It has performed well and still works fine.
However I recently noticed that a folder has become "invisible" on this
drive..
This folder contained various files for backup.
Now I cannot find it on the drive. When I enter the search name nothing can
be found.
However I had made a shorcut to this folder on the desktop before this event
and I can access the contents of the folder from there, so it must still
exist. The path of the shortcut shows the folder.
I can only assume that the folder icon has somehow disappeared on the
external drive.
Can I recover the icon on the drive somehow?
Thanks in advance for advice

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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 3:11:29 PM

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Hello,

Did you mark the folder as 'hidden' by any chance ? If yes, follow the shortcut to the folder and
right click on an empty area in the folder and select properties. On the general tab, uncheck
'hidden' and click on OK.

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"TheBFG" <TheBFG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am using a USB external drive for storage on windows xp home sp1
> It has performed well and still works fine.
> However I recently noticed that a folder has become "invisible" on this
> drive..
> This folder contained various files for backup.
> Now I cannot find it on the drive. When I enter the search name nothing can
> be found.
> However I had made a shorcut to this folder on the desktop before this event
> and I can access the contents of the folder from there, so it must still
> exist. The path of the shortcut shows the folder.
> I can only assume that the folder icon has somehow disappeared on the
> external drive.
> Can I recover the icon on the drive somehow?
> Thanks in advance for advice
!