Windows 7 is hiding my data files. Disappearing data files.
Windows 7 is hiding my data files. I use Word or Excel to save A7 then A8 then A9. If I go to explore the window A7 is there but not A8 or A9. Re-open Excel recent and it is still listed and opens. Save again and I get the "Do you want to overwrite..."
proceed and the file still does not appear in Explorer or in Excel Open dialog but recent still works. What is happening?
I have this problem and it has taken me all day to find a half solution. At first I thought it was a problem with Adobe files disappearing / being hidden but I realised it was with all files i.e. word, excel etc. If I open the save as window to resave the document
there it is but if I open the folder its not there and if I hit resave it asks to overwrite it so it was obiouyl still there just hidden.
No its not a virus, its just windows 7.
I have no idea why but if you have the sort options on anything practical like date modified or type, some files get hidden (for me it was all the new files I have saved since changing over to windows 7). Only if you put it onto sort by folder, do the hidden
This isn't really a long term solution as it still doesn't really explain what the problem is but hopefully you'll be able to see your stuff.
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Last updated: May 2, 2018