Can't find a hidden file.

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Can't find a hidden file.

Postby musclecups » 09 Feb 2012 20:54

Here's my situation:

Looking for c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

In c:/windows/system32/drivers, I can't see the /etc directory, even though I have 'show hidden files and folders' ticked. Is there a separate box for system files and folders that I am missing?

Side note: I can navigate there just fine in explorer.

details: free software of the day edition / win 7x64
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Re: Can't find a hidden file.

Postby LittleBiG » 09 Feb 2012 20:58

The same here. When I have to edit hosts file, I use Windows Explorer instead.

Details: paid pro edition / Win 7x64 :)
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Re: Can't find a hidden file.

Postby highend » 09 Feb 2012 21:04

See WOW64 Redirection in the help file...
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Re: Can't find a hidden file.

Postby musclecups » 10 Feb 2012 15:52

Yuck. That is perhaps the least-intuitive thing I have seen today.
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Re: Can't find a hidden file.

Postby j_c_hallgren » 10 Feb 2012 15:55

Hi and welcome to the XY forums!

I think we can all 'thank" M$ for that issue! :wink:

Don't worry...it's come up here many times before! Just another "improvement" from the OS side.

Update: There is a FAQ page that applies -- http://www.xyplorer.com/faq-topic.php?id=wow64 but I can't find a link to it from main FAQ so hard to find.
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