Unhide a folder in Windows 7 using command prompt [Solved/Closed]

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Hi,

How to unhide a folder in Windows 7 using command prompt if I have forgotten the folder name?
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Hi,

Let us get a list of all of the hidden files, then attrib the one that you recognize as the one that you want to unhide.

If you simply want to display a list of hidden files and folders and not change their attributes, run the following command:

dir/ah

If you want to unhide all folders + subfolders and files, run the following command:

attrib *.* -h -s /s /d

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it something come like about ur picture
i got like this dont know what to do next
even could not see that folder
i can show u screenshot but dont know how to upload here
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Shadz, you said that you can rememeber what folder you hid it in, but not the name.....

...So if you recognize the name that is it. POINT BLANK!

I am not certain that you either; performing all that I am helping you with; or, you don't know and are hacking......
i tried all these steps and in the cmd it said "The syntax of the command is incorrect" can someone help me?
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The syntax is the command. So if it isn't running, you are not typing it in correctly. Type a HELP and the command to see all of the different switches.
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Basically I used cmd to hide the folders but now I can't remember the name of folders that I hide. I can only remember the drive where it is saved.
I tried that tips what you write here but it did not work.
I have hidden files on my computer that I want to unhide but it is not alowing me. How can I fix this

Ok, so what part failed?

How did it not work, what error did you recieve?

Let us take a look, and hold my hand.....

So if you have a drive named F: and that is where you KNOW that YOU "HID" the files. At a command prompt type in the following:
cd f:<ENTER>
dir/ah<ENTER>

You should see something like:



Notice all of the DIR...if you remember the name, it should be listed in the index.

So, then get the name and change the attributes of the files or folders or both through the atrib command.

Have FUN!

P.S. I deleted your other question, as it was a duplicate of this one.... :)
thanks ... :)