Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

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Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Hi !

I want to report a bug concerning th last beta version.

I use a free software to colorize the folder icon on WIndows 7 64 bits. This aims to show project I finished, and project I don't.
It does this by created a simply small hidden .ico image and associated to the folder.

The software is Rainbow Folders.
It is the only free one I saw that allows batch selection.

It appears that folder colored this way are invisible in Resonic Explorer

Demo here.

Thanks for listening !

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Strange. Looks like they are treated like hidden folders. As a workaround, focus the browser and press CTRL-H.

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

CTRL-H works !

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Just popping in to confirm this one is still about, I did mention it before the beta came out

but couldn't for the life understand why it was doing that, tried renaming changing file names etc but couldn't pin it down

sure I wasn't using rainbowfolders on these ones either & trashed the desktop.ini's it creates

funnily enough I have used that (on a different computer) in the past, hmm

wonder if it sets some flag in the folder that I don't know about

only way I found to sort it was to create new folders

Glad the CTRL+H is a workaround.
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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Maybe it can help to understand: the .ico generated by Rainbow Folders are hidden. Not the folder itself, but the .ico they have, yes.

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

oh I see, those usually are hidden files anyway no?

I had problems with actual folders being hidden

Don't use rainbowfolders any more but I believe it just sets a hidden .ico file with a desktop ini (which are also usually hidden system files)
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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Like this, the folders that are transparent are ones that don't show at all in normal view, had to use CTRL + H to see them, view them & use them in Resonic.

Funnily enough I used to colour my folders with rainbowfolders a long time ago
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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Yes, .ico used in explorer are generally hidden. Is is confusing to have it visible, as we could click on it, while expecting clicking on the folder.

(nice to see I'm not th eonly one to use Rainbow Folders /d)

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Folders that have the system attribute set (which seems to be required for custom icons using a desktop.ini file) were treated as hidden. Will be fixed in the next release.

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

Good to here :D

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Re: Invisible FOlders on Windows 7 x64

ExtremRaym wrote:
(nice to see I'm not th eonly one to use Rainbow Folders /d)
:)
Martin wrote:Folders that have the system attribute set (which seems to be required for custom icons using a desktop.ini file) were treated as hidden. Will be fixed in the next release.
Ah, bingo

Thank you, more is the worry at my end, I'd trashed the old rainbow folders desktop.ini's which looked like this by the way, but something remained set.

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[Rainbow Folders]
WersjaWieksza=2
WersjaMniejsza=5
H=162
S=226
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconIndex=0
IconFile=RF06122010014209550911540.ico
ConfirmFileOp=0
InfoTip=

interestingly enough I ran a

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attrib -R -S -H "E:\0031 Sample Cutting/*.*" /S /D
on that folder

& all my folders show now, must have been a leftover attribute from rainbowfolders on an old windows xp build I used it on - must have stayed on the folder even with a trashed desktop.ini - cause folders I customise myself with the desktop.ini show just fine in resonic - but then again I don't need to set them to system.

sorted my end now! Thank you

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