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    Xcopy oddity

    In order to clear a USB drive I xcopied the contents to a folder on my C drive. All the files copied across so I went ahead with diskpart to make a bootable USB for a Windows 7 install.

    Now going back to the C drive I can't see the folder I created. A search from the Start Menu found the folder, with all it's files etc, but the folder is not displayed in the C: directory neither in the window nor in the tree. Why is the folder hidden?

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    I have seen something similar to this when I used ROBOCOPY to backup files from a Windows 7 laptop to an external USB hard drive. Certain folders were hidden. At the time, I made a wild guess that Windows was hiding the folder as some kind of security measure, but looking back that doesn't seem very likely.

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    If it is security I'd like to know how it's done, could come in handy. On the other hand now that I know it's hidden, I ask myself, how many other folders are there likely to be that I've previously copied and thought hadn't worked?



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