Can't Unhide Certain Files / "Hidden" Checkbox Greyed Out
I'm running XP Pro 32-bit SP3. In my music collection (located in My Documents), I typically put an image file for an album labeled folder.jpg so it's displayed on the folder when looking at thumbnails. However, I've noticed something strange that I can't figure out. Some folders I'm positive have a "folder" image are no longer visible within the folder in Windows Explorer. I can put the image's file path in and actually view the image, but I can't see it when looking in the folder. I have "show hidden folders" checked on, but the image still isn't visible.
In the meantime, I had started using XYplorer as an Explorer supplement, and it turns out I can see the image file in the folder using XYplorer (though it's displayed as a hidden file is/not opaque). When I check out the properties for the image, the "Hidden" checkbox is checked, but it's greyed out so I can't unhide it. It's only these "folder.jpg" images I've had trouble with, so it's over my head. I've tried the "attrib -h" command that I've seen around, but it doesn't do anything for me. Any help appreciated!