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

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Hello!

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.
thnx

victor
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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Dec 4, 2018
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Hello,



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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Go to CONTROL PANEL
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,
in that select SHOW HIDDEN FILES,FOLDERS AND DRIVES,
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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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.
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many thanks. ^_^