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  • can't unhidden my personal folders after an virus attack

    the chibi is gone for a while now.

    i might try posting it here to you guys might able to help me
    i got a virus and got rid of it but
    my personal folders in my usb went hidden

    i can access them through view hidden folders and files option

    the folder files in my USB, i can't unhidden it.
    know how to unhidden it?

    Last edited by April Angela; 01-05-2009, 04:37 AM.

  • #2
    ^attrib should work as above...but you can deal with folders with spaces...also, you will need to use /s /d if using *.*. =)

    1. Go to the start menu, and then 'run'; or press WindowsKey+r. This will open the Run dialogue.
    2. Inside the line, type cmd. This will open Microsoft's command prompt.
    3. Type in the drive letter of your USB drive... Assuming it is the drive in your screenshot above, type 'G:'. This will make you go to the G:\
    4. Type 'cd\'. This will make sure you are in the root directory of your drive.
    5. Type 'dir /ah'. This will list all hidden files and folders in the root directory.
    6. Now you have 2 choices...
    a. If you want to unhide all files and folders in your hard drive, type: attrib -s -h * /s /d
    b. If you want to unhide a single folder, type: attrib -s -h "NBA 2K9" (with the double inverted commas).


    • #3
      can you still access the folder options under the tools menu? if it's disabled, try this.

      well, if your regedit command is disabled, try this
      run> gpedit.msc
      navigate to user configuration / administrative templates / system
      there should be an entry to reactivate the regedit command

      hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\curre ntversion\policies\explorer
      there should be an entry that you can toggle the value (if it's 0, make it 1, or vice versa)

      if task manager is disabled, you can try this registry address instead
      hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\curre ntversion\policies\system
      there should be an entry that you can toggle the value

      these were the three things that were disabled when i was attacked by a virus via usb. So i had to manually reactivate them.

      Oh, and before anything else. Once you have access to your task manager. Find the process that is causing the anomaly, but before you kill it, try to find where it is located in your windows folder.

      after that, you can terminate the process, and shift+delete the actual file on its location.


      Originally posted by starcaptor
      I would say Lisa Hayes would probably have the best historical account since shes been on the ship for quite a while. I remember talking to hongfire one on one in the forums for only one thing, and that was...why was the website called hongfire?


      • #4
        thank you lisa, hesperus and girlcelly
        solved my problems with out chibi this time thanks a lot!