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  1. #1
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    Default why are files hidden?

    Hi,

    I'm also using BC to copy files between disks when making backups. Often, when I copy a whole folder to the other side BC reports "hidden files" - only I don't know why they should be hidden in the first place:

    - Session Settings/Name filters is blank (only contains asterisks on include)
    - Session Settings/Other filters is blank
    - Session Settings/Other filters/Exclude system files is UNchecked

    After making these selections, I pressed F5 to refresh. Yet BC still treats some files as hidden. What can be reasons for this?

    Regards

  2. #2
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    Hello,

    If you enable Suppress Filters (toggle on toolbar or in the View menu), which files show up in Teal?

    Which Display Filter do you have set, like Show Differences, and selecting a folder which contains equal files?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

  3. #3
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    Hi,

    thank you, that was the answer right there:

    If you don't show "All", but "Diffs" or "Same", that is a "filter".

    So what happened was that the files shown as "hidden" had simply been copied already in a previous run. Since I was in "Diffs" mode, they were masked out.

    I hadn't realized that. Thanks for the hint!

    Regards

  4. #4
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    No problem. The warning dialog's general rule is if you are interacting with something that is also not current set to show everything, we'll add prompts or warning text.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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