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Oct 19, 2007

I've just hidden a file. Changed my explorer tools to 'Do Not Show Hidden Files and Folders'. Applied it (file hid as expected). Changed setting back again and applied (file didn't come back!).Tried a few more tests - same every time. As far as I'm concerned, hiding a file is the same as permanently deleting it!

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