Windows 10: I can't see the folder which I copied from another HDD that uses W10 Solved

  1.    12 Jul 2017 #1

    I can't see the folder which I copied from another HDD that uses W10


    Hi everyone,

    First of all, sorry for my bad english or any grammar mistakes.

    A friend of mine gave his laptop to me and said the windows cant start. I took it, had a look, and realized it was full off viruses.
    * I took the HDD out, connected it to my desktop which is W10. I backed up all his pictures to my PC. And did a scan with malware bytes and Norton. Cleaned all bad stuff. All is fine
    * I installed a clean W10 to his laptop installed all drivers and stuff. All is fine again.
    * Then I connected his HDD back to my desktop to copy all his pictures back. I didt it without any errors.
    * And last, i connected the HDD back to his laptop and started it.

    * Here is where the story starts, the windows opened well, but something is wrong. I cant see any of the folders and pictures that i copied from my PC. It shows the data usage, its there but i cant' see it !

    * I took it out and connected to my desktop again, and it still shows the data usage but i can't see any of the folders.

    Sorry for my bad english again, I hope you guys can help me.

    Thanks a lot
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  2.    12 Jul 2017 #2

    Put the HDD back into your desktop. If you can see the folder with the pictures, etc, open the folder properties and check the shortcut target, like C:\Users\Name\Pictures. I suspect the User Name is not the same as laptop profile. If YOU are the User Name vs Friend, put the HDD back in laptop and create Local Account with Your name, verify the folders are visible in your profile and copy over contents to his corresponding folders under C;\Users\Friend's Name. Good Luck
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 Jul 2017 #3

    thanks for the reply, i connected it to my desktop again, i can't see the folders of my friend. nothing. It shows the data usage but the folder is missing.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    12 Jul 2017 #4

    The next thing I would try is to copy the folders (I hope they are still on Your Desktop) to a usb thumb drive/ext HDD and then copy to correct laptop folders . That is a sure solution.
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  5.    12 Jul 2017 #5

    Unfortunately i did not copy them. I cut and pasted i wish i had copied them.

    Its so annoying that i know the folder is there, i can see the data usage about 90gb s. But i cant reach it. I tried to show the hidden files, the attrib command. Nothing works.

    I still need help
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 Jul 2017 #6

    See if you can find them with WizTree, just down load the Portable Zip.
    Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
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  7.    12 Jul 2017 #7

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    See if you can find them with WizTree, just down load the Portable Zip.
    Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
    Thanks a lot my friend. That little sweet software found the folder and everything in it. I copied them successfully. Thanks a lot !
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  8. Stevekir's Avatar
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       12 Jul 2017 #8

    This is interesting, but I looked at WizTree and could not find what it does! I don't understand its statement "Find the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive - QUICKLY"

    Does it find a file that has been deleted from a HDD? (Obviously, before it has been overwritten).

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  9.    12 Jul 2017 #9

    Hey Stevekir,
    Not it's not going to find deleted files. It just allows you to see folders/files and their size, that would normally be hidden by windows (ie.. you don't have Show Hidden Files - checked and/or Hide Protected Operating System Files - unchecked)
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