OS: Windows 8.1
While programming I needed to create a hidden file. Like MS Word does when you open a document you see a
~$documentname.docx file that is hidden. So I created a file
~$anything.extension and made it hidden. While viewing the directory in Windows Explorer I was able to see the file. Once I hit F5, the file disappeared. First I thought my code was doing something weird and deleting it, but my code would find the file using
File.Exist. I can see the file in command prompt running
dir /a and I can open it and see the contents of the file. But if I try
del "~$name.extension" it can't find the file.
I've also noticed you can replicate the same behavior by just opening a MS Word document and you will see the
~$document.docx hidden file. Then if you F5 in the directory it will disappear.
My question is: Why does giving the prefix of ~$ and hidden attribute make the file disappear even though you have hidden items showing in the settings? Is this suppose to be expected behavior?