W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

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W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:55 pm

No files such as bootmgr, BOOTNXT, etc. is shwn at the root of W8 system drive. What could be wrong? The screen shot follows:
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:02 pm

Uhhh, looks right to me.
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Completely Normal for a Win 8 install. If you want to see the files, you need to (from File Explorer), click view, options, change folder and search options, view, and uncheck the "hide protected operating system files" box.
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:11 pm

chucko wrote:Completely Normal for a Win 8 install. If you want to see the files, you need to (from File Explorer), click view, options, change folder and search options, view, and uncheck the "hide protected operating system files" box.

Exactly. And it's been like this for a long time - this option existed in Windows XP, Vista, and 7 too.
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:16 pm

I wanted to see those files. I thought putting those check marks would do that. Getting into the folder options and doing more changes solved the problem.
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:00 pm

The reason "show hidden" didn't show them is because they've got the "system" attribute set instead/additionally.
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:02 pm

Check the 200MB System Reserved Partition you can see it in disk management, the boot manager etc. reside in this hidden partition.
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:47 am

There is no such as 200MB System Reserved Partition. The bootmgr is in the C: drive. See the snap shot as follows:
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:55 am

How about control panel - folder options - View tab - check off hide protected operating system files

Edit: Works for me the boot manager gets hidden when checked, and checked off I can see the boot manager. Out of ideas after this suggestion somebody else maybe can take a crack at it if it doesn't work. Trying to help btw :)
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Re: W8: No files shown at root of OS drive

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:22 am

That was done already. See the snap shot below:
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