Files are hidden in external hard drive

juan23218 Posts 1 Registration date Friday August 8, 2014 Status Member Last seen August 8, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014 at 03:00 AM
 avast - Sep 1, 2014 at 08:27 PM

HELP ME PLEASE, win 32 agent

i have a win 32 agent that made all my folders on my Seagate 1tb external shortcuts

i am trying to use cmd with the above instruction, but it keeps telling me access denied - H:\System volume information

i scanned with avast and it sent all the shortcuts to the quarantine,i have restored them, but i keep getting this msg now when i try. please help..i have valuable information on my external hard drive.. i beg anyone to help me

2 responses

jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Aug 10, 2014 at 02:04 AM

Try this 1

They are some folders like "System Volume Information" where

the user don't have access to it. For such folders "Access Denied" message will

appear. So don't worry about it. Enter that command, wait for a while until the

process get completed and then make sure that your files are removed from

hidden mode

Alternative Method :

Click on Start --> In search box, type control folders and press Enter.

[If you are using Windows XP then type control folders in Run and press Enter]

"Folder Options" will be opened. Click on the "View" tab.

Now select the option "Show hidden files, folders or drives" and uncheck the

check box "Hide protected operating system files" --> Click on "OK" button.

Now look for your files in your external drive.

Later undo the changes you have made by once again going to "Folder Options"

--> Click on "View" tab and click on "Restore Defaults" button --> Click on "OK".

Good Luck
THANKS! it's the only advice that helps :')