This is often noticed in the Windows system folder system32 and its sub-folders.
Most users experience the problem, when they try to access the file C:\windows => system32 => drivers => etc=> hosts .
This page describes why this happens and how it can be worked around:
On 64-bit Windows versions, some files and folders shown by Windows Explorer are not shown by Total Commander!
Total Commander versions v7.55 and later offer several workarounds, which were not available in Total Commander 7.50a and which mitigate the problem.
--history.txt wrote:29.01.10 Added: Show more fake directories in redirected system32 dir on 64-bit systems: catroot, catroot2, spool, logfiles, DriverStore (the latter only on Windows 7)
Changed title from "Explorer + Total Commander: Content of system32 different" to "Windows x64: Explorer vs TC: Content of System32 different". Reason: cf. this thread: Please explain this anomaly - c:\Windows\System32\oobe
Modified the current version of T.C. to 7.56.a. Workarounds exist in versions 7.55 and newer.
Changed the range of affected T.C. versions to include: 7.57a and 8.0 beta 32-bit.