The files are hidden because the application is trying to write to a system
protected part of the operating system, most likely inside Program Files. In
order to enable backwards compatability, we allow applications to think that
they're saving files to Program Files, but we're actually saving the files to
an alternate path within C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\VirtualStore. If
you navigate to the folder within an explorer window that contains files in
this location, you should see at "Compatability Files" link the commands bar
in the explorer window that will navigate to the associated "VirtualStore"
Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927387
for more information.
> I want to be able to make folders anywhere on my system.
> "Malke" wrote:
> > KB wrote:
> > > I created a download folder for gigatribe. From gigatribe I can find the
> > > folder and its contents, but not through explorer.
> > > A similar issue happened with VuePrint, the photo editing/managing
> > > software that I use. If I move something to an existing folder I can find
> > > the file. If I create a file with VuePrint then it and its contents remain
> > > hidden. Any ideas?
> > You left out the most important information: where you are creating these
> > folders. My guess is that you're creating these folders in an area
> > protected by the operating system such as Program Files instead of
> > somewhere in your user account. If you're not making your folders in
> > %systemdrive%\Users\your-username\new-folder then try doing that instead.
> > Malke
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