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used recover my files to recover system recovery files on d partition in order to do system recovery, but when try to copy recovered files back to original location, files not visible

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Have HP desktop with system recovery files on a d partition. Did a repair install from another location and recovery files no longer visible. So, used recover my files to recover system recovery files and saved them to c drive. Copied back to d partition in order to run system recovery. However, files not visible after copying. I know they are there because when I try to copy again I'm asked if I want to replace existing file. Is there any way to get these files visible again? I think I could reformat the d partition and then copy again but don't want to do that except as last resort
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Make sure that hidden and Protect Operating System files are visible in Windows Explorer. To do this, open Windows Explorer, to to Tools - Folder Options - View tab - Check: Always show hidden files and folder and uncheck hide protected operating system files.
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Is there a "fifo.log" file in the partition where the restore points are? If so make sure the restore points you still have aren't listed in that file.
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by:KeatingSimons
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Boy, do I feel stupid. I had made sure the hidden folders box was unchecked but overlooked the other one. Once I undchecked the operating systems files box the files/folders appeared. However, the icons are grayed out. What does that mean?
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Sorry, no idea.
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Probably that they are system files and protected.

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Windows explorer color codes things based on their status. I know it adds blue for compressed folders, so gray is probably the color for hidden system files.
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