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Running Win 2000 Pro. Have 13 folders in C:\. When I open C:\WINNT or C:\ProgramFiles none of the contents are visible. Everything runs fine except that I keep getting the message that "svchost.exe has experienced problems and is shutting down". Funny thing, when I open the Task Manager it shows that svchost is still running. Anyway, if I open the rest of the folders in C:\ the contents show up. What's with WINNT and Program Files? By the way, when I locate any of the folders found in WINNT like System 32 with a file/folder finder and open that folder, it's empty too. What the hell is going on??????
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by:sirbounty
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Tools/Folder Options/View tab
Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files"
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Btw - svchost runs multiple instances - that's why you still show it running.
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by:Kehama
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Windows hides the contents of these files for your protection. When you open the folders, look to the far left. There should be a line : "To view the contents of this folder, click Show Files". Click on Show Files.

If you don't see this line, check if you can't scroll to the left - then check for virusses (unfortunately, the damage may be permanent).
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Updated and ran AVG. Found MS_BLAST and NACHI_A. Saved important files and formatted the drive as there wasn't that much content that couldn't be reinstalled. Thanks.
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