Why is "Local Settings" folder NOT shown in WinExplorer ?


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Cindy Parker

On one of my computers the folder

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings

IS shown in WinExplorer whereas on another it is NOT.
The folder exists on both computers. I can verify it through cmdline command

dir /a

All settings in WinExplorer menu

Tools->Folder Options->View

are the same. Yes, "show hidden files and folders" is enabled.
Yes "Display content of system folders" is enabled.

But on one computer the folder does not appear in WinExplorer.

What is the reason?

Cindy
 
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Daave

Cindy said:
On one of my computers the folder

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings

IS shown in WinExplorer whereas on another it is NOT.
The folder exists on both computers. I can verify it through cmdline
command

dir /a

All settings in WinExplorer menu

Tools->Folder Options->View

are the same. Yes, "show hidden files and folders" is enabled.
Yes "Display content of system folders" is enabled.

But on one computer the folder does not appear in WinExplorer.

What is the reason?

Is the account you are logging in with a limited user account or a
computer administrator account?
 
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VanguardLH

Cindy said:
On one of my computers the folder

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings

IS shown in WinExplorer whereas on another it is NOT.
The folder exists on both computers.

Perhaps you don't have permissions on that folder or its parent folder.
 
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Fuzzy Logic

(e-mail address removed) (Cindy Parker) wrote in
On one of my computers the folder

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings

IS shown in WinExplorer whereas on another it is NOT.
The folder exists on both computers. I can verify it through cmdline
command

dir /a

All settings in WinExplorer menu

Tools->Folder Options->View

are the same. Yes, "show hidden files and folders" is enabled.
Yes "Display content of system folders" is enabled.

But on one computer the folder does not appear in WinExplorer.

What is the reason?

Cindy

In Windows Explorer

Tools>Folder Options>View>Show hidden files and folders
 
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FrankV

Local Settings normally are defined as "hidden" and you wouldn't see it
unless in Explorer you change it in tools>folder options>view to "show
hidden files".

Frank
 

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