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All folders in external hard drive are hidden [Solved/Closed]

kataraiya - Latest answer on Jan 11, 2013 09:04PM
i have problem in my Computer . I am using Windows XP SP2.
The problem is that I don't know what type of threat came in my PC through net or external drive. it hides all my folders of only external hard drive. whenever I open the external hard drive I cant see anything but when I see properties of that drive it shows data. If I know the name of folder like my picture when I type it in address bar I:\my picture then it open n show my data. how to remove this prob?
what type of virus is this?I have tried to scan the external hard drive using kaspersky internet security but I cant see them. plz help me if any body know this.
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Try this 1.

May be the files are in hidden mode.

Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your external hard drive as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your external hard drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in external hard drive.

Good Luck.

drpidee- Dec 20, 2012 07:42AM
great work .. thnks
NIki- Dec 23, 2012 11:04PM
I did that but it's not work for me. Nothing Happen. Pls Help me.
Waseem- Dec 24, 2012 01:31AM
Thanks buddy it really worked?
Kindly share, how does this command work?
wes- Dec 28, 2012 12:58PM
you a champ gent thanks
banomart- Jan 2, 2013 04:31AM
very very thanks
moins plus
select the FOLDER OPTIONS,
when the folder option window opens select the VIEW TAB,
see the advanced settings,
there you can see the folder icon with name HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS,
then click APPLY and then OK.
Then you will be able to see all hidden files, folders and drives in your computer.
I suggest this only for windows xp.
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Boy85- Dec 16, 2012 12:08PM
They are not talking about HIDDEN FILE, but unfortunately is HIDDEN cause maybe of Viruses or something. I facing this problem too. But your suggestion is for HIDDEN FILE only. My HDD External Hard Disk data also cannot see.
kamal- Dec 18, 2012 04:46AM
thanks lot..
ickke- Jan 11, 2013 09:04PM
many thanks. ^_^
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GR8 JOB.................
BIG Thanks..............

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this is incredible thanks it worked

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it really works


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When you say you're backing up your files, are you using the inbuilt "back up and restore" wizard, or are you backing up manually?? The reason that I ask is that back-ups (either partial or full disk images) are inaccessible to anything BUT Windows... the user cannot open those folders up.The reason for this is to make it is as unlikely as possible for those back-up images to be corrupted or tampered with in any way.

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