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to unhide file extensions to see what you have in XP open my computer (or windows explorer) Tools/Folder Options/View change 'Do not show hidden files and folders' to 'Show hidden files and folders' uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types' if you wish you can uncheck 'Hide protected operating system files'
to unhide file extensions in win7, vista go to my computer (or windows explorer) Organize/folder and search options/view change 'Do not show hidden files and folders' to 'Show hidden files and folders' uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types' if you wish you can uncheck 'Hide protected operating system files'
In win8 I'm not sure how to get to it unless you change to show classic view somehow
It is due to virus activity. Some
virus make the contents
of the drive hidden, that is why user can't see the files. This can be
fixed and data would be available to you. However, there are number of
steps involved. It is
suggested that go
to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select 'SHOW HIDDEN FILES & FOLDERS' and uncheck/ Deselect 'HIDE PROTECTED SYSTEM FILES'.
would show the
hidden files/ folders, if the system not infected Otherwise, from the
clean/ virus free system you can see your data and copy all
the required files/data. Select the required files and right-click and
change the properties of the file by un-checking the hidden attribute.
Please note that you can not change the properties (hidden attribute of
the files) if the files are marked as system files. To change the
attribute of such folders you can download and use iReset. Dolwnload iReset and drag and drop the files/ folders on to its window to fix.
Also, make sure that you have a good antivirus
installed and its updated. Scan your system and clean it. As long the the virus is there on you PC, you cannot get it fixed. However, if new folders don't disappear, it is likely that you would be able to fix the issue.
Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya! CreativeTECH
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Remove third-party iTunes plug-ins:
On Windows XP and Windows 2000, iTunes plug-ins are stored in the following location: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunes Plug-ins Note: The "Application Data" folder is hidden by default. ChooseTools > Folder Optionsin the file browser window, then click the View tab and change the "Hidden files and folders" option to "Show hidden files and folders."
On Windows Vista or Windows 7, iTunes plug-ins are stored in the following location: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunes Plug-ins Note: The "AppData" folder is hidden by default. ChooseOrganize>Folder and Search Optionsin the file browser window, then click the View tab and change the "Hidden files and folders" option to "Show hidden files and folders."
if you r sure that u havnt deleted then check if they are hidden or not, a virus can also affect the pics so beware of the virus!!!!! to check the hidden files click folder option then ckeckmark show hidden files and folder then apply and check ur pics.
open any folder in your pc. click on tools -- folder ---option -- view. select show hidden files and folders. deselect hide extension for known file types. de-select hide protected operating system files. Now you can view your hidden songs files. Kindly use attrib command with *.* option through command prompt with -s -h option to convert them back to normal files. Kindly do comment back if you don't know how to use cmd prompt. I'll post the complete procedure.
Your MP3 player is virused. clean virus then and in your pc done : tools-Folder option -view-(mark)show hidden files.. and (unmark) hide extension ... , hide protected... so change hidden folders in your MP3 player