Resolving Issue of Windows® 7 Folder Disappearing
What are the tips to resolve the issue of Windows 7 folder disappearing?
Windows 7 Operating System is powerful, efficient, and easier to use. It is designed for faster and more reliable performance. It has better ways to find and manage files like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews. The user could enjoy the features of the latest and most powerful processors. The folder in Windows 7 is a container for your files. All the files in your PC are stored in a folder or a subfolder (a folder within a folder). You could access the folders by clicking 'Computer' in the navigation pane of any open folder. If you save a file in a folder, it would appear in any library that includes that folder. If you save a file to a library, then the file is actually stored in the default save location for that library. One of the reasons for the missing of the folder is the upgrading of the Operating system in your PC. Sometimes, the OS in your PC hides the important folders in the system so as to protect them from any kind of attack.
Following are different ways to solve the problem of the missing of folders in Windows 7:
- Check for hidden files
- By editing registry
- By changing settings in Group Policy
Check for hidden files
The OS of your PC hides certain important files so as to ensure the protection of the file from any kind of attack. The user may make these folders visible by following some simple steps. In order to see these hidden files, you may click on the 'Organize' button in any folder, and then select 'Folder and Search Options' from the menu. Then click the 'View' tab, and then you should select 'Show hidden files and folders' in the list. After that, just select it and click 'OK'. If you are trying to get into the Windows directories, you need to remove the checkbox from 'Hide protected operating system files'.
By editing registry
The user may retrieve the missing files in Windows 7 by editing the registry. For this, go to Run, type regedit, and then press 'Enter'. After that, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer. In the right panel, you could search for a value called NoFolderOptions. Then right click on it and then choose 'Delete'. Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer. Then delete 'NoFolderOptions' entry.
The user could change settings in the Group Policy to get the missing folder options. For this, go to Run, then type gpedit.msc, and press 'Enter'. Then navigate to User Configuration, then Administrative Templates, after that to Windows Components and Windows Explorer. In the right panel, search for 'Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu'; right click on it and then choose 'Properties'. After that, change the settings from 'Enabled' to 'Not Configured or Disabled'.
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