Vista hides exe files

  goforit 23:17 22 Aug 2008

Have just bought a laptop with Vista business. I put all my program exe files onto a memory stick to install - quite a number of programs in all. They are contained in a folder called "exe files various".

When I loaded the memory stick with exe files into my Vista laptop, only 7 were showing in Vista's version of Explorer. Among the originals I had folders for MS Office 2003 and 2007. Neither the folder that contained them or the files inside showed. Luckily I had the Office 2003 files on a CD and was able to use this to install.

Can anyone explain how/why Vista hides these things and what to do?

  rdave13 23:33 22 Aug 2008

Could it be the usb drive faulty? Do you use 'safely remove hardware' before removing the drive?
Have no problems with these drives so long as I use the 'safely remove hardware' instead of just unplugging.

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