SharePoint Folder shows Empty in the Windows Explorer!

Problem: SharePoint Online folder appears empty in the File Explorer view!

We confirmed the specific folder has files and subfolders by browsing through the web browser. However, in the Explorer view, the SharePoint folder appears empty! Here is the Folder in Browser View:

sharepoint folder shows empty in windows explorer

The same SharePoint folder shows empty in the mapped drive or file explorer with a message: This folder is empty!

sharepoint online folder empty in explorer view

Root Cause and Solution:

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