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 Post subject: trouble with Windows 7 hideing files
PostPosted: 30 Sep 2010, 11:00 
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The time has come for me to organize my projects.
I created several folders in my Diptrace folder, one for each project. Nice and tidy.
This is nice because I have several files for each project, old revs, different board version, etc, and having everything in one big folder is getting pretty cluttered and confusing.
This way I can keep everything organized and easy to find. Or at least so I thought.
When I try to use Windows Explorer to move files into thier respective folders I have a problem; I can't see any of the schematic files!
The pcb files show up and I am able to move them as I please but the schematic files are hidden.
When I search for them from within Diptrace as if I am going to "open file" as normal they are all there, but with a little padlock icon by the filename.
I have read that this is a new "feature" in Windows 7 but I can't figure out how to get around it.
Why would the pcb files show up and the schematic files be hidden anyway? That does not make sense to me.


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 Post subject: Re: trouble with Windows 7 hideing files
PostPosted: 30 Sep 2010, 20:03 
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If you save your schematic outside of the "Program Files" folder, that will solve your problems. You would typically want your files saved within your Documents folder.

The "Program Files" folder is protected.


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 Post subject: Re: trouble with Windows 7 hideing files
PostPosted: 01 Oct 2010, 09:00 
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Thanks, I'll try that.
It's odd that the schematic files are hidden but the pcb filtes are not though.


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