I can't see my files which are not hidden [Solved/Closed]

nasir - Jun 4, 2008 at 03:32 AM - Latest reply:  PCuser
- Mar 1, 2018 at 09:45 AM
Hello Dears,

i have a problem in my Computer and then I have this in my flash drive too.
problem is that I dont know what type of threat came in my PC through net or Flash drive. it hides all my folders C drives, D, E and flash drives too. whenever I click on any drive I cant see anything but when I see properties of that drive it shows data. now I formated my PC but some of my important data are in flash drive I cant see these 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?
wat type of virus is this dont have any name I tried all type of antivirus its scan all the folder in flash drive but I cant see them. plz help me if any body know this.
thnx
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cause trouble - Feb 5, 2009 at 03:01 PM
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1. click start>>run>>type in "cmd"
2. type the location of your flash drive.. e.g. "d:", "e:", "f:", etc..
3. type "dir /ah"
*you will now see the files/folders with hidden attributes
4. type "attrib [name of file/folder] -r -a -s -h"
*if you're going to unhide files, you should type the whole name plus the extension (format).. example "attrib party.jpg -r -a -s -h"
**if you have folders with 6 characters and above, type the first 6 characters then "~1".. example for folder named "birthday"
"attrib birthd~1 -r -a -s -h"
5. you should repeatedly type dir /ah after unhiding some files/folders so you'll know if they're now working or not..
6. now check you flash drive.. it should be there..

Thank you, cause trouble 1221

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if you dont like doing system tweaks so much. here's a not so technical solution: go to FOLDER OPTIONS. On the view tab CHECK "show hidden files and folders". UNCHECK "Hide protected operating system files". You will see your missing folders/files which were hidden by the virus. navigate through your these folders and just copy the files in them to a new location.
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Thanks so much mate it worked wonderfully!
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This worked perfectly thankyou very much.
it's not working 'dir/ah"
it shows "File Not Found"
Bokosima 2 Posts Monday October 22, 2012Registration date October 22, 2012 Last seen - Oct 22, 2012 at 07:44 PM
This process works perfrectly. I rcently encountered same problem with my pen drive, and after following the process, all my folders appeared instantly.
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1. Click on the Start button and select Run.

2. Type in regedit in the box and click OK to start up the Editor.
3. Once regedit appears, navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
4. Right-click on Hidden and select Modify.
5. Change the value to 1 and click OK to save your changes.
welldone ...thanks
whenever the value doesnt changes , whenever I chage the value to 1 , it automatically changes back to 2 , plz help me , I know ur method is nice one , but I dnt know its not working for me
thanks - worked great
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Worked perfectly.. Thanks :-)
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Open command prompt
Go to USB drive location
Type dir /ah
All the files which are hidden in the flash drive will gt listed
Type attrib <file name> -r -a -s -h
If your file name contains space like(r s agarwal) then give the file name within double quotes
Thats it. Now you able to see the hidden file in your flash drive.
Why do I keep on getting a message like "Parameter format not correct"?
yes it really works ....
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Well Done Man >>>> It worked
nagarajudesetti - Jun 9, 2010 at 01:03 AM
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I have tried all that and still told access denied
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go to Tools >> folder option >> View and click on show hidden files also uncheck the boxes that says hide extension for known files and hide protected operation system files ( recommended ) . check ur files in ur flash drive u will see them they all as hidden files ,, uncheck the hidden option off ur files and smile :)
thanks it's working...
thank you very much it work!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers!!!!
thanks dear it worked
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Please follow the following steps to resolve USB problem of files being not seen in it.

1. Click on the Start button and select "Run".

2. Type in "regedit" in the box and click "OK" to start up the Editor.

3. Once regedit appears, navigate through
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\¬Explorer\Advanced.

4. Right-click on Hidden and select Modify.

5. Change the value to 1 and click OK to save your changes.

USB is through by following above steps.

Am sure in most of the cases it works.

Other options for drives & usb:

Method 1
To delete the Registry Hack do the following:
1- Open the Comand Prompt - Start-RUN-cmd
2- Finish the Explorer Task: taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
3- Check the following archives in C: a1.bat and autorun.inf Dir /ah
4- Change attributes -- atrrib -h -r -s a1.bat and atrrib -h -r -s autorun.inf
5- Delete this files -- del a1.bat del autorun.inf
6- Change settings of hidden folders like usuall ENJOY!!! Its done

Method 2
Just go to my computer then click tools then folder option click view then check mark show hidden files then uncheck ,hide extention for known file types and hide protected operating system files(recomended)
try it hope its help

Method 3
1. click start>>run>>type in "cmd"
2. type the location of your flash drive.. e.g. "d:", "e:", "f:", etc..
3. type "dir /ah"
*you will now see the files/folders with hidden attributes
4. type "attrib [name of file/folder] -r -a -s -h"
*if you're going to unhide files, you should type the whole name plus the extension (format).. example "attrib party.jpg -r -a -s -h"
**if you have folders with 6 characters and above, type the first 6 characters then "~1".. example for folder named "birthday"
"attrib birthd~1 -r -a -s -h"
5. you should repeatedly type dir /ah after unhiding some files/folders so you'll know if they're now working or not..
6. now check you flash drive.. it should be there..

Method 4
Use this command "attrib -s -h -r d:\*.* /s /d", it will solve your problem once in for all. use the drive letter whichever u need to be fixed as the d: in the example
I did all but not resolved shows file not found
Axim_Boy: Ebiemo - Apr 29, 2010 at 04:50 PM
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Just in case all that fails, simply access the command prompt of your drive
i.e. Start>Run and then type cmd and press enter
At the command prompt type the following

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

this will clear the attributes of all files and unhide any hidden files including those in subfolders
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To delete the Registry Hack do the following:
1- Open the Comand Prompt - Start-RUN-cmd
2- Finish the Explorer Task: taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
3- Check the following archives in C: a1.bat and autorun.inf Dir /ah
4- Change attributes -- atrrib -h -r -s a1.bat and atrrib -h -r -s autorun.inf
5- Delete this files -- del a1.bat del autorun.inf
6- Change settings of hidden folders like usuall ENJOY!!! Its done
I would be really grateful if you can share with us how you managed to solve this problem as I found the instructions listed above too complicated. thanks
Hi cell, I have the same problem you encaountered. Can u pls help to solve this one. Thank you in advance.
I have no idea how nor why (I no very little about computers) but it worked perfectly!!!
any particular reaon why this happens? (I cant see the files which is hidden?) should I do something now? like an antivirus or spyware?
Thanks a lot for your help

Matias
I only did your first step (taskkill....) can you please tell me how to do other steps ? my files are so important..............please help me...reply me
Gazelッ 7 Posts Thursday March 11, 2010Registration date March 24, 2010 Last seen - Mar 19, 2010 at 12:41 AM
could you please make your steps from the 3th one more clear? my cmd says that those file are not known as an internal or external command! (a1 ... )
thanx
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After scan viruse all my folder on my flash memory has become system file and hidden, How to do if I want to correct this problem.
how to remove removable disk.exe - Feb 9, 2009 at 05:57 AM
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simple
just change path to the flash or whatever files you want and type
dir /ah
you will be able to
sunbae eoji > lou2124 - Mar 2, 2010 at 08:35 PM
hey I did try the attrib stuffs all that!omg it's worked!thanx u very much!!!but I have an enquiry now.how to achieve the dir /ah for the subfolders in the flash drive?please helpppp.huhuhuhu
barham_2005@hotmail.com - Jan 24, 2010 at 03:36 AM
Hi There,

i cant see my files wich is not hidden

i can't see the whole contents of drive d: that the contents are shown by system task.

Thanks in advance.

Mohammad A. Barham
trex > barham_2005@hotmail.com - Feb 3, 2010 at 07:42 AM
Hi Mohammad,

I just settled my problem. You can use this cmd to solve your problem :

"attrib -s -h -r d:\*.* /s /d", --> this cmd for drive "D"

hope this will help you.
you are a GENIUS!!!!!
kolatski18 > Shorty - Feb 16, 2010 at 04:48 PM
okay I am having a problem following these directions, the name of the flash drive is D KOLATSKI, there are many folders on the drive, I am not very good with computers and cant tell what to type when it comes to attrib -s -h -r d:\*.* /s /d... I dont know where to place spaces or what I have to do, I am a college student and all my work is on this drive and need to get it back as soon as possible. the drive says that there is space being used but the folders are not showing up when open the drive... the location of the flash drive is G: I think.... please help me and tell me what to do
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Hey guys, thank you. your suggestions solved my problems regarding folders suddenly being hidden.
Thank you I solve my problem by contents of this page
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same problem here plz tell me if u got any solution
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>>console.exe is the name of virus it makes our folder becomes hidden, you can show your file at windows vista..you can delete also the the hidden virus at windows vista..the folder of you is infected by a virus like 64console.exe.autorun.inf.etc..when you open your file at windows vista pls check out all the folders because the virus are duplicated all folders..
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it is called a spybot and the reson yo ati virus cant get it is because it mods it self in to a file that the cpu or gpu needs you must bring it to a pc repare shop
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ok r u on a windows machine? If so, Check for hidden folders anyways and they should show up
I'm having the same problem too.. please anyone help..
gangster > Rusty - Jan 16, 2009 at 10:36 AM
PELASE HELP
IM GONNA DIE IF I DONT GET MY FILES BACK
cool buddy just follow the above anonymous and u will live dear u r through heheheeeeeeee
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There are reports that a more or less failed installation of the Daemon-Tools V4 makes XP fail assigning drive letters to new drives.
It's suggested then to uninstall the tools and to delete some files in System32\Drivers: sptd.sys, secdrv.sys, sptd.sys, sptdNNNN.sys (NNNN = numbers). Here are some more information:
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/archive/index.php/t-7868.html
For the deinstallation there is sptdinst_x86.exe.
_stranger_ 1 Posts Tuesday June 2, 2009Registration date June 3, 2009 Last seen - Jun 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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hi buddy,

i have tried the options displayed above but I can't able to execute those steps. here is the best option that I have done and it's working to my notebook "laptop" and now, I have accessed the files in which I can't view before.

just follow the few steps:

1.] Check whether your "task bar and start menu properties" is running on "classic start menu" or "start menu" only.
-to do this, point your mouse arrow to the task bar and right click, then select the "properties" to display the "task bar and start menu properties" then select the "start menu" tab. there you can see the current start menu being activated.

2.] If "Start Menu" is activated; do this: go to "start menu" Open "My Computer" to access it.
or if "Classic Start Menu" is being activated; do this: double click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop to open it.

3.] Right click the drive letter (e.g. C: , D: , E: , etc.), then select "Properties".

4.] Select the "Tools" tab and click the "Check Now" button.

5.] Check the boxes of "Automatically fix file system errors" and " Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors".

6.] Click "Start" button.

7.] If in case the "Disk Checking" will ask you to schedule it on the next restart of your computer, then do it.

8.] Restart the computer.

9.] While the computer is restarting and running the "Disk Checking", you will notice this message displayed on the screen "Recovering Orphan Files _______________ (name of the files you have saved in which you can't access or view".

10.] Finish the "Disk Checking" to fully recovered and fix the line errors of your hard disk.

11.] Finally, the files in which you can't access or view before are fully recovered.

Note: Do the steps above if you are "newbie user" or "advanced user"
It works great for my notebook.
Now, if it's not working in your computer, then something is really happening on your unit.
Do post any comments, so I will be updated.

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After hours of trying all the methods I could find to fix this problem, this one finally worked. Thank you!
Dear Kanes,
Your solution worked for me. Thanks

Regards,
thank you "cause trouble" your solution worked for me. it was just perfect.
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It works

thanks
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i cant see my thumbdrive and unhide it and I still could not see it
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