Some System Files/Folders Not Visible?

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fluffy
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Some System Files/Folders Not Visible?

#1 Post by fluffy » 10.11.2019, 14:27

I use FC version 2019.0.0.804 on windows 10x64bit. Why I can not see some system files/folders for example in "C:\Windows\System32\drivers"? There is 4 folders and over 350 files, which is not visible in FC? I can only see 2 folders and one file? The option "show system files" and "show hidden files" is booked under setttings.
I still have old FC version 2009.2.0.417 and there is no problem at all to see ALL files and folders even hidden and system!
Is there any solution to this problem? I like newer FC very much because it suits my needs perfect and latest version has more modern look that the old one 8) .


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Re: Some System Files/Folders Not Visible?

#3 Post by fluffy » 10.11.2019, 16:31

If this is solution.......

Navigate to the folder “c:\windows” in FreeCommander
Press and hold the Shift-key and activate the menu item “Tools → DOS box…” at the same time
Confirm “User Account Control”
The DOS box is opened with the folder “c:\windows\system32”
Create symbolic link: mklink /J “symlink_System32” “c:\windows\system32”
It is possible now, to navigate to the genuine “c:\windows\system32” folder via the symbolic link “symlink_System32”


.......then this is to complicated for me. I followed this description above but has not managed to find symbolic link, Where is this symbolic link stored when I follow the description or where I can find it after creation?

If there is no better solution then I will need to find other commander which can view all folders/files :cry:

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Re: Some System Files/Folders Not Visible?

#4 Post by horst.epp » 13.11.2019, 16:26

fluffy wrote:
10.11.2019, 16:31
If this is solution.......

Navigate to the folder “c:\windows” in FreeCommander
Press and hold the Shift-key and activate the menu item “Tools → DOS box…” at the same time
Confirm “User Account Control”
The DOS box is opened with the folder “c:\windows\system32”
Create symbolic link: mklink /J “symlink_System32” “c:\windows\system32”
It is possible now, to navigate to the genuine “c:\windows\system32” folder via the symbolic link “symlink_System32”


.......then this is to complicated for me. I followed this description above but has not managed to find symbolic link, Where is this symbolic link stored when I follow the description or where I can find it after creation?

If there is no better solution then I will need to find other commander which can view all folders/files :cry:
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