I have been effected by the issue outlined on these microsoft forums:
In summary, if I change the album title on a music file, when I save the file then becomes hidden .. if I simply change the orientation of a picture (turn it 90 degrees) it automatically hides the picture.
On the second link above a user narrows the issue down to mcafee software.
Do mcafee already know about this? Is it caused by your software?
I am on Windows 7 64 bit and I have Mcafee Total Protection, latest version.
Any comments welcome as a resolution would be good as this problem is anoying.
Fix available here posted by Peacekeeper Volunteer Mod here
Being released as per New Schedule
August 30 - Australia, Korea
September 6 - Canada French and English, Great Britain
September 13 - United States, Japan, all other languages
NOTE THE FIX DOES NOT UNHIDE WHAT IS HIDDEN YOU CAN TRY THE FOLLOWING
We have an updated tool to recover the hidden files. Instead of unhiding all the files, it only unhides certain file types such as:
I recommend using this tool instead of the McAttrib-H.cmd file.
McAfee Hidden File Recovery Tool Instructions
- Download http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/mcattribrestor e.exe and save the tool somewhere like the desktop or your downloads folder.
- Run the tool by double-clicking on McAttribRestore.exe
- Click Search and wait for a message box to appear. It should list the # of hidden files found and also the # fixed.
- Once the message displays, click OK. Then close the window or click Cancel. Your files are restored.
- Depending on the number of drives you have and the amount of files, it could take severalt minutes to run.
- On my system with 280,000 files it took 53 seconds.
- This tool is designed to fix the problem on Windows 7.
- If you don't have the .NET framework it wont run.
- Vista and Windows7 come with the framework.
- If your browser runs the application instead of downloads it, try right clicking the link and pick Save As. There is also a zipped version at http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/mcattribrestor e.zip. Save and unzip, then proceed with the instructions above at Step 2.
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 28/08/11 9:31:53 AM
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 22/09/11 4:57:08 PM
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 23/09/11 7:20:00 AM