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.vhdx file -- hidden folders ?

Last Modified: 2016-02-08
How can I get the below #4 to display all folders ?

 1. plug external hard drive
    into USB port on Windows 8.1 Pro
 2. D drive shows 3GB+ .vhdx file from
     my WIndows Server 2012 backup copy
 3. double click on drive
 4. attached F drive displays with
    "This folder is empty" even when
    "Hidden items" are displayed
 5. I manually type "F:\FolderNameIRemember"
 6. all associated details display
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