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Files Invisible Win 7 And Vista


All files on the external hd (a 500 gbmybook), thumb drives and even cds or dvds i put in the cd/dvd drive are invisible. I can see them on another machine running vista home premium. I can also copy files to the external hard drive and the thumb drives as well as burn files to a cd/dvd and see these files on another computer. So the files are there, i am just "blocked" from seeing them. When i click on one of these devices it says "this folder is empty".

Also when i plug in a digital camera, i have no problem seeing the photos and transferring them to my hard drive.

The computer is a 6 month old dell latitude running windows 7 64 bit. I had the same problem with vista business 64 and thought installing windows 7 would resolve it. Although it worked fine for about a month, the files on these devices went "invisible" again.

Is there some kind of windows update that causes this to happen?


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