All folders in external hard drive are hidden

kataraiya - Updated on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:45 PM
 x5par - Jul 25, 2019 at 01:23 PM

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.


2 responses

jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Updated on Dec 4, 2018 at 05:56 AM

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 the following command.
    attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
  • ou 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.
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