Hidden files on my hard disk [Solved/Closed]

ryan - Nov 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM - Latest reply: dany l varghese 1 Posts Thursday November 8, 2012Registration date November 8, 2012 Last seen
- Nov 8, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Hello,
i have this problem with my external hard disk. if I go to properties, I'm able to see that I still have those files showing on the used space. the problem is if I open the drive, it is showing no folder or any of the files I have. I'm not a computer expert, can you please give me a simple step by step procedure on how to solve this?
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Anonymous User - Nov 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

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

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" -

This will remove the autorun virus from the drives.

Step 2:

For xp ,go to run and type

cmd and click ok

For vista and 7

Go to start and type

cmd

Now right click on it and select run as administrator

Now run this command


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

where g refers to your external hard drive letter

this should unhide your files

Let me know how it works

Thank you, Anonymous User 83

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thanks a lot dude...you saved me....thanks5
aiswaryarajendran 1 Posts Tuesday October 16, 2012Registration date October 16, 2012 Last seen - Oct 16, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Access denied-d:system volume information'
coleenRawwks 1 Posts Tuesday October 16, 2012Registration date October 16, 2012 Last seen - Oct 16, 2012 at 03:40 AM
thank you so much! it works!! :)
Zelda jane 1 Posts Monday November 5, 2012Registration date November 5, 2012 Last seen - Nov 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I have got rid of the Trojan and entered attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* but it says unable to change Attributes - G:\[folder name) I can see the folders on the drive but the contents are hidden Could you please help me?
dany l varghese 1 Posts Thursday November 8, 2012Registration date November 8, 2012 Last seen - Nov 8, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I GOT MY ALL DATAS BACK.....THANK UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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i tried what you told me ( attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* )... but is says access denied - G:\system volume information :(
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hi..just woke up, sorry :) ohh will it take minutes for the attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* thingy? it just showed access denied, I didnt know I still have to wait sorry... and about the AutorunExterminator, I downloaded it and shows "0" zero autorun found...
Anonymous User - Nov 7, 2011 at 06:05 PM
It should have done by now

DId you check your harddrive
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hey! I'm done with it... already have my files here with me.. thank you so much sundar7701!!!!!!!!.... I know I'll be back :P
Anonymous User - Nov 7, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Happy to know that it worked
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hey sundar...i'm sorry to bother you again, but everytime I plug in my external hdd, it keeps saying USB device not recognized. what can I do? I tried troubleshooting it the way we did the last time (For xp ,go to run and type

cmd and click ok

For vista and 7

Go to start and type

cmd

Now right click on it and select run as administrator

Now run this command


attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* )...... and it says PATH NOT FOUND
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i did not replace G since that is also my external hard drive letter
Anonymous User - Nov 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM
ignore this error

G:\system volume information :access denied

Just wait for the command to complete,let me know the end result
Anonymous User - Nov 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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Replace g with your external hard drive letter

open command prompt as administrator and run it
Anonymous User - Nov 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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Disable autorun feafture

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

This will stop external drives from opening automatically.

Always run a scan on flash drives before opening them.
brother sundar same prob with me.. bt that atrib suff nt working correctly.. and I m unable to acess files on my laptop on F drive... plz plz help
Anonymous User - Dec 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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ryan

USB device not recognized.
is in no way related to attrib command or hidden files.

It may be a hardware issue

Did you try USB different ports?

Turn off your PC,remove the power cables(especially UPS ) and wait for 3O minutes,reconnect them and turn on your PC and try to plug in your hard disk.

See if the PC detects them


Also check if it works on other PC
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hey sundar7701 thanks a Million bro!! worked prefectly, by the way what causes that so I dont do it again
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hi sundar! listen I had the same exact problem. Notice I said had:) thank you so much for fixing this! Now im encrypting this drive hardcore, I found a program that the police can use to track it even if it gets stolen and now the people or person who stole my data can't unlock it! cool huh? But honestly thank you again, seriously I feel like I owe you money, can we work something out?
You're welcome
good day sundar... I have a problem.. again.. when I plug my external hdd on my HP netbook, it detects the the device but when I try to open it, it says unable to access device.. I cannot open the hdd.. the netbook's os is windows 7.. but if I plug it on my pc, there is no problem, my pc is windows xp, I can open all my files... what seems to be the problem? can you please help me?
Brilliant!!!
my files in System(C:) where hidden....can I use this attrib to ubhide my files?
you are a legend. thank you sooo much. this works and safe!!!!1