Unable to see files on 2003R2

I have a folder that an application is writing jrn files to for items processed. The folder does not display any files yet when I do a dir through command prompt I can see thousands of files or if I go to properties of the folder through Windows. I have the usual show all hidden files etc. The OS is 2003R2. Why am I not able to see the files?
LVL 6
Sid_FAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Sid_FConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
It would appear this was down to the sheer volume of files in the folder taking considerable time to display
0
 
Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
Could you try on properties of the folder to disable hidden OS protected files?
0
 
Manjunath SulladTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Uncheck below options in Folders Options

1. Show hidden files, folders and drives
2. Hide empty drives in Computer folder
3. Hide protected Operating system files.


If you are unable to view these files,

Scan with Tree size proffessional software and check, whether you are able to find these files.

https://www.jam-software.com/treesize/
0
Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

 
Sid_FAuthor Commented:
As mentioned show all hidden files etc are already selected. I don't need treesize as I am able to already find the files via command prompt. Treesize would take considerable time as it needs to scan close to 1 million files.
0
 
Manjunath SulladTechnical ConsultantCommented:
0
 
Sid_FAuthor Commented:
This is not an infection it is by application design I just wanted to see if I could figure out how the files are being added without being visible .
0
 
Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Resolved
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.