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Jun
2008

Missing file names from Windows Vista Explorer

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microsoftThere is a bug affecting Windows Vista that may prevent your computer from displaying the name of folders and files in Windows Explorer. Some people call it Easter egg, but I think that it does not have anything to do with it. If you are looking for a real Easter egg in Vista, click here. This bug or feature lets you hide the name of folders and files in Windows Explorer giving a more compact  and tidy look to the whole  window. To take advantage of this feature (or bug) read this trick:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Computer.
  3. Select your Hard Disk.
  4. Now press CTRL + SHIFT together, and click on the Views button a lot of times to quickly switch among the different views available to display  the contents of the folder. At a certain point the folders’ name will disappear all of a sudden.
  5. To revert the process just continue to browse to other folders

If you computer is experiencing this issue the only solution which seems to work is to perform a disk check and turn off and on the computer. To perform a Disk Check and fix the issue, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Computer.
  3. Right click on your Hard Disk.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click the Error tab.
  6. Under Error-Checking click Check Now and tick the two options available.
  7. Turn the computer off and on.



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