Just a quick thank you, I was having an odd issue with 'faded icons' and
couldn't figure it out. I had my Hard Drive wiped and restored in 2006 and since then I've had these strange 'faded Icon's' in MS Word and other places on my HD...
You're post helped my figure it out...the "Hidden Files" box was unchecked and they were showing up dimmed.
So I went to folder options and Voila' (that's a French word) ;-))
it's a non-issue...the way I LIKE IT>
The thing that still puzzles me is the replacement of the first two letters of the file names with a ~$ - When I'd save a word doc, it would replicate itself at the bottom of the folder, but the first two letters would be replaced with ~$ for example, instead of
methods_and_procedures as the file name,
it would be spelled ~$thods_and_procedures - and then the faded (hidden) icon.
But I've fixed half of the issue thanks to this post...so
Many thanks to both of you, you help a lot of people this way, I'm sure.
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