How to Show hidden files or folder when virus infected

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Hi Experts,

I have a problem. I am tired of all the viruses that affect my pendrive and hide themselves, so that I cannot delete them. If you have the solution to this problem please tell me the solution.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #81216

How to Show hidden files or folder when virus infected

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Hey hiee,

There are some virus variants which do hide themselves and much more data from you USB flash drive. But the major problem occurs when virus eliminates, “folder options “ to enable hidden files to be visible and sometimes it just won't work.

There is one command which will definitely help you to make them visible. So you can delete them by right clicking or else delete them in command prompt.

  • Click run > type “cmd”;
  • In command prompt first find drive letter of pendrive or local drive for eg. G,D,C etc'
  • Then type attrib -s -h /s /d *.*

Keep spaces between commands and after hitting Enter wait a few seconds, your data will be unhidden.

attrib -s -h /s /d *.*
Answered By 0 points N/A #81218

How to Show hidden files or folder when virus infected

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Hi

This is a commend problem. I think you are working with the windows environment.

The first opinion that I can give you is get a good virus guard or tries to use open source operating system.

I usually use Ubuntu with my windows operating system and I us use the Ubuntu to open the USB drive when it use after connect it to another machine.   

So for your problem go to the folder and search option in the pen drive and select View tab. In that disable the option “Hide protected operating system files “only for the pen dive.

Then you can see all the files in it.

Then do whatever you want and after than remember to enable the option again.  

Thank you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #81220

How to Show hidden files or folder when virus infected

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Hi anonymous,

While on C drive select Organize,then Folder and search options.

Scan Local disk C

Then on View Tab select show hidden  files.

Floder option

Next  Uncheck Hide protected Operating Systems files(Recommended).

Click YES for any alert or warning.

Folder option - view

Your files will appear on pendrive.

Recreate new folders with similar names then transfer files to new folders and delete the old ones.

After that Go back to the same procedure and Select Do not show hidden files and also check Hide protected Operating system files(recommended).

In Linux is another story.

ALTERNATIVELY

If you are on windows you need to run the following commands in cmd prompt,assume that you have a drive called F:

cdf: attribute -h -a -r /s /d f:*.*

Then press enter,

Remember -h removes hidden files attributes

-r is for read only etc

Remember that there is a space between attribute and -h,then space to -a like that.

Thanks hope it assists you.

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