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where has my system32 folder gone????

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by taken, Mar 14, 2006.

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  1. taken

    taken New Member

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    hi,

    i just cant find my system32 folder inside c:\windows DIR. to get it, i tried looking inside by command prompt also but it dosnt show up.

    well, but here, it seems the other way.

    in Explorer, when normally browsed, it's not there inside windows folder. but but... when explicitly if i write C:\WINDOWS\system32, it shows me the contents.

    so, i know that its there but simply something has changed it to be hidden. how can i bring it to view it normally. i just cant uncheck the hidden attribut if i dont see the folder itself.

    for INFO, i have enabled the tool->folder option->show hidden files and folder.

    oh yeah!! ran spybot S&D, ADware, and microsoft defender also but the problem persists.

    so what is the problem... pls advice.

    regs
     
  2. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Make sure that u hv unchecked the checkbox "Hide Protected operating system files" in Tools -> Folder Options...
     
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    thanks Vishal Gupta,

    to go on a little more, i can see the folder but its properties has Hidden checked. how can i uncheck it. it is grayed out and clicking on it just doesnt make any diffrence. anyway out ???? may be through dos mode but how????

    regs
     
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    DONT unhide it
    its supposed to be hidden
    even if u could
     
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    very true microsoft has hidden some files so that user should not tamper with the system files
     
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