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windows 2008 R2 unhide files after virus

    Question

  • I have a server folder with subfolders that are hidding the folders. If I do a right click properties on the folder it shows 1,600 files but none show up. I have show hidden files enabled in explorer. What tool or option do I have unhide these files? Help. 

    Michael Murphy Small Business Specialist Leading Edge Networks

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    1. Go to CMD and input dir on that path to see if files are all there.

    2. Try a "attrib -h" command to remove the hidden attribution.

    3. Also choose "show protected system files" in folder options.

    4. Check if there is a desktop.ini file exists. Try to delete it.


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  • Hello MM

    What Anti-virus SW do you have at your place?


    Regards, Ravikumar P

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:03 AM
  • My client has a mix of AVG, Malwarebytes, Norton.. How do we unhide folders that this (porn) virus iinfected. It make them look hidden and I knwo they are there as the drive show 75% utlized but nothing shows up under explorer even with "show hidden files/folders" turned on.


    Michael Murphy Small Business Specialist Leading Edge Networks

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:56 PM
  • Hi,

    1. Go to CMD and input dir on that path to see if files are all there.

    2. Try a "attrib -h" command to remove the hidden attribution.

    3. Also choose "show protected system files" in folder options.

    4. Check if there is a desktop.ini file exists. Try to delete it.


    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum |If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, March 01, 2013 1:30 AM