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  1. ChaoticBlankness

    ChaoticBlankness New Member

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    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?
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    Folder options->show hidden files/folders.

    Checking the hidden box is a property, not a viewing preference.
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    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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    Uncheck " Hide Protected Operating System files". I'm believe 'recovery' files are protected OS files.

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    ChaoticBlankness says thanks.
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    Possibly.

    it could also be vista "saving" the files for future restoration for god knows why.
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    Ok, I unchecked the "Hide Protected Operating System files" and that did the trick. Thanks man.

    @Dippy I'm actually using Server 2003, not vista. I've been using the "Vista Transformation Pack" on my XP and 2003 installs to make them look like that. Pretty sleek huh?
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    Only if you get the pretty glow.
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    So chaotic did R-studio help and did you get the 3.8 version ?
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    Yes, I used 3.6 to recover before you got back to me with 3.8. Windows boots again... but it's really slow loading some things.. most programs work. Chkdsk fixed some things but loading "My Computer" takes for ever (but not my documents), start menu freezes sometimes, and rightclick/send-to will freeze the menu.

    My OS loads now, but it's crippled... any ideas?
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    Back up your important files onto another HD and format your current OS on the CURRENT HD. Re-install the OS. I bet it's crippled badly.
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    That's what I kinda figured.. shame there is no miracle cure.

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