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Disable Windows 7 for hidden files and folder search

I want to hide all my important folders. Fortunately I did that, but the biggest loophole here is anyone can find my files using their names in search. So if my folder is not visible, anyone can ...
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Do hidden files copied onto a USB from Windows 7 appear as hidden in OS X?

Do hidden files copied onto a USB drive from Windows 7 appear as hidden in OS X? Or does OS X show them as visible?
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Windows Command line: Unset hidden and system attributes for all hidden files

If you want to make in command line in windows all files and directories non-hidden attrib -s -h * will not work.
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OSX: Can't remove or hide 'filename'.extension/zone.identifier

Okay I got one for you guys. I am using OS X Mountain Lion, with a Windows 7 partition in Bootcamp. In Windows 7, I used Paragon to be able to write to my HFS partition, where my home folder in OSX is ...
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How can I recover these hidden files?

I made my Windows 7 hard drive unbootable (don't ask how right now, I was being stupid :P), and am running Ubuntu from a CD to backup the files before I do a system restore. The only problem is, the ...
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File hiding virus for USB

Every time i connect any USB flash drive the files become hidden i know how to view the files but i cant get that damn virus from my PC i believe that this a virus so i installed Avira 2014 and ...
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Hide files without attributes

How can I hide files without using the file attributes? I use BitTorrent Sync to synchronize a desktop, but this creates a few files and a folder I don't want to see. I managed to hide most of ...
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Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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How to show particular 'dot' or hidden files on OS X

Is there a way to configure OSX to always show particular dot files? I'm familiar with the commands to toggle between showing and hiding hidden files. Show Hidden Files: defaults write ...
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Strange Folder Called David_Dolinski

Under C:\Users\\AppData\Local there's a folder called David_Dolinski. I have no idea what it is. There's nothing in it. Is it malware or something? And no, my name is not David Dolinski.
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Making a file hidden in OS X but visible in Windows, and vice versa

My company makes a software program that runs on both Windows and Mac. While the main program executable and a few other files are different for the Windows version vs. the Mac version, the vast ...
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External drive has strange files “_*” appearing - culprit is maybe rsync or SMB access?

I'm using rsync to back up folders from my iMac to a WD MyBook and the process seems to leave files such as these: _0O1MN~H.MP4 _2C0X2~3.AVI _ALLYW~B.SRT _VUC69~7 The last one is the most ...
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Why is Gparted showing space used when drive is empty running Ubuntu 12.1

I need help understanding why GParted is still showing space used on a hard drive. I am moving files from a hard drive that I normally have connected to NAS device. The hard drive is connected to ...
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View hidden contents of usb device

I have a USB with the following contents on ls -lah total 8.0K drwx------ 1 srikanth srikanth 4.0K May 27 22:54 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K May 28 19:37 .. -rw------- 2 srikanth srikanth ...
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Write-protected USB Spotlight V-100 hidden files (don't have a Mac)

I am having trouble with my USB. I have used it for a few months without any trouble, but a couple of days ago it started saying that I cannot delete anything or save any new files because it is ...
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Lost my windows account

I went to Users/myProfile then I right clicked ,went to properties and checked hidden folders then ordered to all sub folders and I waited 3 mins and from then all the subfolders of my profile cannot ...
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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Music files hidden on external drive

Music files are now hidden on external drive on Windows XP. All folders are there, some with album art but no music files. They are visible on iTunes, but cannot see them on my computer. I have ...
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50GB missing from Hard Drive but no files can be seen or found

I have a Mac laptop and a Win desktop. I wanted to backup data from my Mac to my Win Hard Drive so I connected my hard drive through an external case and connected it via USB to my Mac. I copied 40GB ...
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How to delete a folder that is hidden and has no long and no short name

How do I delete in Windows Vista a folder that is hidden and has no "long name", and has no "short name" either. Note that I've already tried to get the short name so I could rename and delete using ...
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Hide Apple hidden files on a Windows system

I am connected to a network share for Mac and PC users. There are always .AppleDouble folders as well as several _VUC69~7 type files spread through the main directory structure. Is there a way to ...
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Make hidden files visible with McAfee in Windows 7

I use Windows 7 and I set Windows to show all kind of hidden files. It was fine until I installed McAfee Virus Scan which makes hidden files invisible after log off. Changing settings from Folder ...
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Thousands of hidden .xyz files found on desktop of Mac OS X Server 10.7.5, what is this file?

I turned on visibility of hidden files, through the terminal command, to do some easy work in Finder on a Mac OS X server. Once I did this I found that there was thousands of (literally) .xyz files on ...
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Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion

BACKSTORY: I was out of town for a while and I forgot to turn my computer off. When I came back I saw that a desktop.ini file was on my desktop (using Windows 7). I thought that was odd because I knew ...
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Suspicious .nyiyeverc file in my home directory

I found a suspicious hidden file on my Mac (a ppc powerbook running 10.4.11) when cleaning house recently. It's an 8 kb Unix executable file named ".nyiyeverc" sitting in my home directory (~/).I ...
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Hidden movies inside camera

I have Sony Steadyshot dsc-w550 camera. The problem is I can see all recorded videos INSIDE camera only. When accessing via USB cable, I see only photos. Tried to show hidden files. No success! ...