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Old January 2nd 18, 02:02 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Diesel
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Default Windows 7 problem with folder of .MTS files

Maurice news Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:53:51 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

On Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:23:32 +0000, Diesel wrote:

didn't tell his linux machine he was done with the drive and just
pulled it.


How many more times do I have to state that that was not the
case?


I appreciate that you're of the mistaken impression that Windows will
'hide' files it doesn't recognize sitting in a folder, but, that's
never been something Windows (or any other OS I'm familiar with) does.
When you ran chkdsk it found what it thought were orphaned file
fragments (in some cases entire files depending on size and location on
the disc, as was in your case since simply renaming them allowed you to
view them) and did it's best to reallocate the space it thought they
should have been assigned. Windows rightly/wrongly thought there was an
issue with the file system present on the USB stick, it was NOT trying
to hide files from you because it didn't recognize the extension.




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