Can't see hidden files

Allan62 used Ask the Experts™
Hello everyone:

When I "right-click" on a folder in Windows XP explorer and select "Properties" it incorrectly reports that that there are two files inside.  (I only placed one inside. )

The "properties" box also doesn't report that there are any hidden files.

However, a piece of software that I use named "folder report" reports that the folder does contain a hidden file.

I don't see any hidden file inside the folder.  I have "show hidden" folders turned on.

Why is this being incorrectly reported?


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It may well be a system file.

Tools->Folder Options->view->Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)

Remember to turn this back on again afterwards, to help reduce the possibility of accidental damage

Also see "Managing pairs of web pages and folders" option


Wow! That did the trick! Thanks a bunch!

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