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    This is a new problem. I'm running Windows XP Pro, all the latest patches/fixes/etc. have been applied, so I think I'm current with all.

    Today when I went looking for a document, I opened My Computer | F hard drive, and found that one of my folders was missing. Not a happy feeling. Before panicking, i did a search, and there it is in the search results!! Rebooting did nothing to solve the problem. The folder doesn't show when I try to store things there or when I try to load from the folder. Other folders seem to all show up.

    Any ideas anyone?
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    Is this F drive a USB device?

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    [quote name='bobchapman' post='763395' date='04-Mar-2009 11:56'][/quote]

    You can use the My Computer | Drives section of TweakUI to make sure the drive is not hidden (i.e. unchecked = hidden). If you don't have TweakUI you can download from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP.

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    [quote name='bobchapman' post='763395' date='04-Mar-2009 12:56']... i did a search, and there it is in the search results!! ...[/quote]
    Try opening Windows Explorer and see if the drive shows in the left pane.

    If it still isn't in that view, try My Computer, Manage, and click on Disk Management. Let us know what you see in the result. If you can do it, a screen shot would be helpful.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='763428' date='04-Mar-2009 21:23'][/quote]
    Joe,
    It seems like the drive is there but not the folder, i.e. not a hidden drive.

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    [quote name='Argus' post='763472' date='04-Mar-2009 16:12'][/quote]

    Oops. You are correct. Hope that does not add too much confusion.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='763397' date='04-Mar-2009 18:58']Is this F drive a USB device?[/quote]


    Nope, it's an internal SATA drive.
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='763467' date='04-Mar-2009 22:46']Try opening Windows Explorer and see if the drive shows in the left pane.

    If it still isn't in that view, try My Computer, Manage, and click on Disk Management. Let us know what you see in the result. If you can do it, a screen shot would be helpful.[/quote]

    I think that I've attached a screen shopt of Disk Management. It's Drive F:\ that's giving me trouble, which is a logical partition of C:\. Oddly, I see that it has somehow become the Boot drive, which it never has before.
    I have been installing a bunch of new software --- can that have caused this in some way?

    Or is XP "hiding" it because there are now somehow system files there?

    Bob Chapman

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    Your screenshot hasn't made it. After clicking Browse... and selecting the picture, you must click UPLOAD to add the picture to your post.

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    I think that I've attached a screen shopt of Disk Management. It's Drive F:\ that's giving me trouble, which is a logical partition of C:\. Oddly, I see that it has somehow become the Boot drive, which it never has before.
    I have been installing a bunch of new software --- can that have caused this in some way?

    Or is XP "hiding" it because there are now somehow system files there?

    Bob Chapman
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    I can't figure out how to show you the screen shot. It's uploaded successfully (the system says), and that I should use "manage Current Attachments" menu to do something with it, but I don't k now how to make the picture visible in this post.
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    This time, the screenshot made it. If you don't use the attachment manager, the attachments are simply displayed at the end of the post, below your signature.

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    [quote name='bobchapman' post='763498' date='04-Mar-2009 19:02']I can't figure out how to show you the screen shot. It's uploaded successfully (the system says), and that I should use "manage Current Attachments" menu to do something with it, but I don't k now how to make the picture visible in this post.[/quote]
    See the FAQ at Post 759433. Step-by-step instructions are there.

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    The cross hatching on most partitions means that it is a hidden drive.

    Most of the OEM's will use one to hide their "System Recover" data.

    Your attachment also shows that it is a (Boot) drive. Have you got multi OS's running on this machine?

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='763516' date='05-Mar-2009 03:47']The cross hatching on most partitions means that it is a hidden drive.

    Most of the OEM's will use one to hide their "System Recover" data.

    Your attachment also shows that it is a (Boot) drive. Have you got multi OS's running on this machine?[/quote]

    It's a dual-boot system, so XP and Vista are both available to me, but only running one at a time.
    Bob

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='763516' date='05-Mar-2009 03:47']The cross hatching on most partitions means that it is a hidden drive.

    Most of the OEM's will use one to hide their "System Recover" data.

    Your attachment also shows that it is a (Boot) drive. Have you got multi OS's running on this machine?[/quote]
    Huh, Dave?

    It couldn't possibly be because the OP selected the partition in Disk Management? If cross hatching means a hidden drive, then I can hide my partitions on the fly by just selecting them in Disk Management. It is possible that cross hatching has that use in some other programs, but then it is also given by the context.
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