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Hey I'm having a problem when I click new and try to create a new folder it says "windows can't find the file specified" and it wont create it but when I restart my pc the folder shows up. Also when I try to move files from one folder to the other they also don't show up until I restart my pc and I can't open any folders on my desktop. Thank you for any advice given
 

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Re: Problem with files and folders

Try deleting your icon cache. First go to folder options in control panel unhide files and system files then click on "Ok"

Go to C:/Documents and Settings/<Username>/Local Settings/Application Data Look for "Icon Cache" delete then reboot.

This should fix the issue let us know if it helps or not.
 

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Re: Problem with files and folders

if your drive is getting full there could be issues such as this. make sure you have a large drive make sure you have at least 10 percent of your drive free. If you have a small drive, then 15-20 percent free.
 

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Ok the icon cache doesn't show up and when I change it where I can see the hidden files the folders pop up but it resets itself where the hidden files can not be seen and I have at least 20% of free space on my pc. Thank you for any advice
 

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Re: Problem with files and folders

In Windows Explorer go to Tools/Folder Options/View make sure Show Hidden Files and Folders is checked. If the folders you create have the Hidden Attribute checked in the Properties, you may have a virus. You can use Unhide.exe to view hidden files that a software program has hidden from you.
 

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Re: Problem with files and folders

The default attribute for a folder when created is Read Only. The files that are within the folder are not unless specified.
 

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You are welcome! Please mark this thread Solved in the Thread Tools at the top.
 
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