Windows 10: Windows not showing folder contents

  1.    07 Jun 2016 #1

    Windows not showing folder contents


    I recently bought a new PC with W10 installed and all seems to have gone smoothly with transferring files etc from my old PC to the new machine. I ran Duplicate Cleaner before the transfer and again afterwards as it was obvious there were some folders that had not been picked up as duplicates. Now that most duplicates have been deleted, or so I hope, I have noticed that File Explorer shows folder icons which appear empty and when clicked say This folder is empty. Before I delete any folders I check Properties and I was surprised to see all the empty folders had thousand of files and ran into several Gb's.
    I can't get anything to open and am reluctant to delete them before I am certain.
    Can anyone suggest what is happening?
    Dagwood
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. dencal's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2016 #2

    Dagwood said: View Post
    I recently bought a new PC with W10 installed and all seems to have gone smoothly with transferring files etc from my old PC to the new machine. I ran Duplicate Cleaner before the transfer and again afterwards as it was obvious there were some folders that had not been picked up as duplicates. Now that most duplicates have been deleted, or so I hope, I have noticed that File Explorer shows folder icons which appear empty and when clicked say This folder is empty. Before I delete any folders I check Properties and I was surprised to see all the empty folders had thousand of files and ran into several Gb's.
    I can't get anything to open and am reluctant to delete them before I am certain.
    Can anyone suggest what is happening?
    Dagwood
    Type Folders in Settings....click on Hidden Files and Folders....under Files and Folders you have options.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 37
    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       07 Jun 2016 #3

    The files may have all been cleverly changed to hidden and/or system attribute. As per above, in your folder options- make sure that these files are displayed/shown.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Jun 2016 #4

    Thanks guys, I'll follow up your suggestions.
    Dagwood
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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