Just for the record, here's some detailed instructions on how to un-hide a folder (My friends made all of my folders on my school account hidden once, because they are lame. You can't get to folder properties or anything at school, and command prompt is blocked for us. But we're all smart, I just made a .bat file to get into command prompt).
anyway, press windows key + R to get up the RUN thing. Then type in 'cmd' and press enter. This will open command prompt.
Now, for this example, I made a folder named "Test" in "My Documents" and made it hidden.
Long example: Some useful things for command prompt. "dir" will give you a list of files and folders in the current directory thing. "dir /p" will do the same, but list them page by page, incase you have hundred in one folder.
When I opened command prompt, it opened in the directry "C:\Documents and Settings\<my username or whatever> I typed "dir" and saw that My Documents was listed there. Here comes in the "cd" command. type "cd <folder name>" (example: cd My Documents) and it will take you into that folder. "cd.." will take you back one folder.
Okay, once in My Documents, typing "dir" will NOT show my "test" folder, to do that, I need to tell it that I want to view hidden files. (you can read dir /? to get some more info). type "dir /ah". The a makes it check for a certain attribute, and the h sets that attribute, in this case it is hidden files.
The hidden folder should be listed now - so we know we're in the right place.
now, (attrib /? for help) we want to make the folder not hidden anymore. This is easy, for my example it's a simple case of tying "attrib -h Test".
Short example: If you know exactly where the folder/file is you wish to remove the hidden attribute from, open command prompt and type "attrib -h <address of the file/folder" or something like that. never do it this way because I can't be bothered figuring out how to make it work
--Even though you just went around your problem, this information may still be useful to someone, so i've posted it
Edited by Seltox, 01 January 2008 - 12:34 AM.