Subfolder in My Pictures no longer displayed after copying data
Posted on 2016-10-17
Firstly allow me to describe my PC setup. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on the system C: drive. My standard user is Paul with all default user folders and libraries located under C:\Users\Paul\. Originally I had a previous setup using a hard junction to point to the D:\ drive and had a similarly named user profile located under D:\Users\Paul\. But since a recent system rebuild, all the old data is still under documents, Pictures, etc. but none of this is included in any libraries at present. What I intended to do was migrate the new profile across and create another hard junction. But that is another matter and not relevant to the question I am about to ask.
The other day I copied a lot of photos from my laptop. First I shared the D:\ drive on the PC and mapped it as Z:\ on the laptop. Then by using the command robocopy 'C:\users\Paul\pictures\' 'Z:\users\Paul\Canon Photos\' /E on the laptop, around 50GB of jpgs were copied. When it finished, robocopy reported that it completed ok, only skipping one folder containing 8 files. The situation now is that using a command prompt, I am able to see that the Canon photos subfolder is there along with all of the old and new photos ok. But I am unable to see the folder 'Canon Photos' in Windows. All of the other subfolders under the folder D:\users\Paul\Pictures are there ok. Just not the subfolder I copied the data into.
I have tried running sfc /scannow in both D:\users\paul\Pictures and the subfolder 'Canon Photos'. but it found nothing of note. I have also checked that I am able to view hidden files and folders, but still to no avail. What's happened here and what can I do to fix it?