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Why can't I see this file

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Why can't I see this file

I saved a picture to C: by mistake using FastStone and explorer doesn't show it - why
Note a search gives these results - second picture - and clicking on the one with the IE8 icon gives File not found
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Re: Why can't I see this file

What happens if you ask Explorer to show hidden files and protected operating system files?
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Re: Why can't I see this file

It's just trying to protect you from those nasty jpg's  Wink
Other than that no idea.
Superuser
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Re: Why can't I see this file

You're not the only person with the problem Jim, http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7files/thread/26fc08f9-1ff7-431f-9db4-5858f2aadba5
Not sure it explains why though  Smiley
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Re: Why can't I see this file

Thanks - that explains it.
Doesn't explain why though - is it a bug - no it's a feature  Grin
pierre_pierre
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Re: Why can't I see this file

and its M$S
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Re: Why can't I see this file

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is it a bug - no it's a feature

Bugs are always just 'undocumented features'  Grin
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Re: Why can't I see this file

Gawd you got to love the answers:-
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Saving something in the root as in C:\ is not really to be recommended. And the reason you may not find them there, is because the root dir is normally considered as hidden

The root of YOUR drive is considered hidden  Crazy Crazy Crazy
Get a REAL OS guys  Roll eyes