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Ask a question binyaamin - Last answered on Aug 28, 2013 at 03:11 PM by satse
Hello,
I have so many movies, files, folders & musics in my external hard disk . Due to some virus or something I don't know when I opened the external hard disk I can't see some folders inside it, but if I wrote at the top at the search bar the folder name or the movie name which are in inside the hard disk I can find the folder . I have tried hidden folder option but no effect... So please if you can tell me what is the problem .
pls help me....
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Hello,

Try this 1

Follow all the steps as given below.

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

http://ccm.net/download/download-11613-autorun-exterminator

[Note : Make sure Dot Net Framework is installed in your PC to install the

"AutorunExterminator" OR

Click on the below link and download the Dot Net Framework

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=25150]

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your external hard

drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your external hard drive and also from

drives.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" --> In search bar, type cmd. Right-click on the command prompt

that appears in the search and select "Run as administrator".

"Command Prompt" will be opened.

Here I assume your flash 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 : Replace the letter g with your external hard drive letter.

Now check for your files in External Hard Drive.

Step 3:

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

http://ccm.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes-anti-malware

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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Moncy- Aug 22, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Thank you so much!!! I have a question jack, I did recover my files but when I am searching for a file, no results where found... How can I search for a file again? I have a million files and its hard for me to locate a single file every time I need it... Thank you...
NKJ- Aug 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM
thaank u so much man,,, the 2nd step helped me,,,, u have great solutions!!!
vncntfrrr- Aug 25, 2013 at 01:10 PM
tyvm you are a good guy! more power to you.
Mohamed Magdy- Aug 26, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Thanks for your explanation. Works great :-)
satse- Aug 28, 2013 at 03:11 PM
thanx a lot step 2 solved my problem......cheers buddy.....
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Each time I type the command, it keeps telling me ''-h'' is wrong...... Pleassssse I need help.
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thanks a lot! I found again my files...
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Thanks for the explaination. Works great :-)
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thanks jack... it really works!!! I thought I may not be able to recover/see my files again... you're a life saver.... thanks much
triple m- May 7, 2013 at 01:52 AM
thx man
asd- May 14, 2013 at 07:06 PM
thnx bro seccond one esiest and fastest one
Guys dont care about acces denided error try to open u r hdd it works !!
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Hi Jack

Thank you I got as far as getting the files back ( you are a superstar ) but they are all "found" folders with .chk files within them .

I tried the Unchk.exe but it hasn't worked ... still have the .chk files

Any help on this would be great x
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Epic! fully worked, saved my arse cheers
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Thanks a lot man !!
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this comand wrked thx alott
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Thanks a lot bhaai..
Second option resolved my issue. :)
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You the man. Love you!
vinzi- Jul 5, 2013 at 03:34 AM
thanku man!! :))))
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thx so much "jack4rall"
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the attrib command worked for me!

Even without admin rights!

PROPS to jack4rall
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thanks a lot boss its working now.
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thanks a lot man, your so great..!!!!!
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It worked thanx alot
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Best man worked like a bomd thanks a lot
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Hi
I also faced same type of problem .So don't worry about your data from external hard drive. When I connected my external drive to computer some of folders were not accessible. Then I found "Remo recover toolkit". I was lucky to recover my entire data from external hard drive.
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Thanks a lot...it solves my problem

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