Windows Explorer hides *SOME* files visible on Desktop Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
       15 May 2018 #1

    Windows Explorer hides *SOME* files visible on Desktop

    Hi all,

    I'm having a problem with a brand new Dell XPS 15" computer regarding what files and folders it hides.
    Here's a picture of what is happening.
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    I have tried all the usual suspects. It is not marked as "Hidden" in the properties. I always enable "seeing hidden files and folders" when I get a new computer in file explorer options. I have never had this happen to me on any computer and I am coming right off the heels of another windows 10 laptop. This is the only instance of this problem I have found yet, but I'm afraid of what other files it will hide for no reason and drive me insane.

    Any ideas are appreciated.


    Windows 10 Pro Build 17134
    Dell XPS 15" 9560
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 10
    64-bit Windows 10 Home Single Language build 17763
       16 May 2018 #2

    They're located at %Public%\Desktop.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       16 May 2018 #3

    That was it exactly. I've never had Windows do that to me before, but it seems it was just files that were created by program installation, and only some at that.

    Thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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