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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Folders that can't be accessed

    This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Elly 3 months, 1 week ago.

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      WSmmi16
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have a small network – a XP Desktop, a Vista Laptop, a W10 Desktop (upgraded from W8.1) and a W10 Laptop.

      The network is set up so that I can access anything from any other box.

      Accessing the W10 Laptop via it’s network address it displays two folders that I cannot access from the other machines.  Documents2 and Video.  When accessing through the network there is a Documents folder that I can fully access.  There is also a Video2 folder that can be fully accessed through the network.

      Looking through File Explorer on the W10 Laptop I only see Documents and Video folders and can fully access them.

      Needless to say I have Administrator privileges on all the machines.

      When I try to delete the ‘bogus’ folders the machine says I don’t have the authority.

    • #1595427 Reply

      Lugh
      AskWoody_MVP

      I only see Documents and Video folders and can fully access them

      Have you turned on visibility of hidden and system folders?

      Lugh.
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    • #1597171 Reply

      WSmmi16
      AskWoody Lounger

      I only see Documents and Video folders and can fully access them

      Have you turned on visibility of hidden and system folders?

      How is this done?

      • #1614102 Reply

        Elly
        AskWoody MVP

        @WSmmi16-

        This part I can answer-

        Open File Explorer from the taskbar.

        Select View > Options > Change folder and search options.

        Select the View tab and, in Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and then click OK.

        Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

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