Never seen this problem before ,my friend copied picture files in folders from win xp to his new machine with win 7 , of all the folders one was missing , it was not shown (seen) in win 7, or any external drives connected to win 7 on external drive nor his old drive connected as the external drive. When put back in to the old pc with win xp the folder was there. The only difference with the other folders he copied was that this folder contained " & " in the name . Could that be the problem?? I am stumped as to what is the trouble with win 7 not recognising the folder.