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Windows 7 user specific folders in “C:\users” folder are not visible

Windows 7 Pro user specific folders in “users” folder are not visible. I am logged on as a user that is an Administrator. I browse to C:\users\. I cannot see my user folder. If I uncheck “Hide protected operating system file” in “Folder Options” the folder becomes visible. I have checked 3 other Windows 7 Pro computers and this is only one that requires anything other than default settings to view these folders. Apparently on this computer the user specific folders in C:\users are seen a system folders. How can if fix this.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Generally, in Windows 7, you can leave "Hide protected operating system files" checked and still see everything related to your work. There are folders that won't be visible, or else won't open, but I don't find these necessary in normal operation.

What are you trying to see that you cannot?  ... Thinkpads_User
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andrewrnzCommented:
It sounds as if the folder has system and hdden attributes. Run cmd as admin and type attrib C:\Users\Folder -s -h to remove system and hidden attributes.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Some of the hidden folders and files in Windows 7 are pointers to other locations. I would thus be most careful about forcibly changing attributes to such folders and files. Especially, I would not do this at such a high level of the Users folder. ... Thinkpads_User
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