I don't understand that. It seems that if you have "show hidden files/operating system file" on folder view, you should be able to see any files that the command prompt would show. Can you explain and give an example of a file that I can only access with the Command Prompt?...files are stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder for the current user. Windows explorer works very hard at hiding them from you. You can get at them from a Command Prompt though.
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Last edited by jimdagys; 4th Jan 2013 at 08:53.
Windows Explorer? That's the Microsoft program you run in order to install a third party file manager isn't it?
XP lets you access them there recycle bin files. Maybe Win7 just needs a little more encouragement.
XP's "System Volume Information" folders can require a bit of strategic planning to get into. Something to do with administrative accounts and/or ownership combined with a complete lack of anything better to do. I've done it before though, I just can't remember how.
What I find strange is that regardless of how you set the settings in Explorer, if you wanted to do a search on the temp folder that is created for Outlook Email attachments (usually "%user%/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/OLK##" or similar), you can NEVER find items in it with Windows' Search! EVER. Even if you navigate to it, or have the folder open in another window. It just WON'T look in there, no matter what "hidden folder"/"system folder" options you allow.
The shell is always the best choice in case you can deal with it.*** Now that you have read me, do some other things. ***