"Invisible" folder

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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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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    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
    news:6D3FD3C4-E4DE-434F-B17D-CE7F51C9C593@microsoft.com...
    >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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