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Unable to see files on 2003R2

Posted on 2014-02-13
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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?
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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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Could you try on properties of the folder to disable hidden OS protected files?
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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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/
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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.
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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 .
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It would appear this was down to the sheer volume of files in the folder taking considerable time to display
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