My client has a XP Media Center 2005 box and when logged in as Owner we cannot see any of the hidden folders underneath Documents and Settings\Owner folder. When we change the folder options to "View Hidden files and folders" and apply to all, it does not remember that setting. Owner is an Adminsitrator on this machine. If I login to any other Administrator user on the machine I can see Owner's hidden directories. Additional Background... Three months ago a new user had been created automatically and my clients Owner ID was pointing to that directory. I had to go into the registry and point Owner back to Owner and not Owner.xyz
Workaround: I added a new user w/ Admin rights and copies all of the hidden folders from owner to that user. I have everything working, but I sure would like to understand what happened and use the Owner login versus the Temporary one.
Additional Information: Client also has what looks like IE 7 on machine. Except there is no bar at the top. Now way to select "File, Edit, View" etc... You have an address bar and if I go to google.com it shows up but when I type something in the search area and hit enter nothing happens.