How to show my hidden folder in external HDD hide by malware

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  1. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, I have external HDD but my folders are hidden.Due to the malware,the malware is already gone i tried to install the symantec in my laptop and the malware is detected and removed.but now the folders are hidden.can you help me please how to show my folders back.



    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Try unhide folder from control panel folder option or use the attrib command in prompt for your drive
     
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  3. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    can you show me how to attrib, I am not expert in cmd.

    Thank you.
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    #4 coleoptere2007, Oct 22, 2014
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    attrib -h -r -s /s /d x:*.* where "x:" is the letter of your external hard drive and in cmd as admin
     
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  5. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you...I used now the command.by the way is this will take some time before it will show my folders ? the cursor is just blinking after I hit enter
     
  6. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Depending of how many folders and files you have in the tree structure :)
     
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  7. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you I will just wait :)
     
  8. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Nothing happened still the cursor is blinking...I've waited almost 13 hours but nothing happen
     
  9. SlimRock

    SlimRock MDL Senior Member

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    #9 SlimRock, Oct 29, 2014
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    @OP
    You may create a batch script from below shared statement, save it as FiX Hidden USB.bat & then execute with Admin privileges, follow the onscreen instructions & you are good to go.:good3:
    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    @Title FiX Hidden USB Files
    ECHO ****************************UnHide Flash Disk Files*****************************
    @COLOR 1F
    ECHO.By:yeyo!
    ECHO.Description:
    ECHO This Utility fixes files and folders which have been hidden by a virus/malware activity.
    ECHO Type the Drive letter then press Enter. ONLY the letter !.
    ECHO examples : C D E F G H I J
    set /p letter=
    ECHO %letter%: selected
    :: taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    ECHO.
    ECHO "Modifying files..."
    ECHO "Don't close this window." (It will be closed automatically after finishing the procedure)
    ECHO.
    attrib /D /S -H -S -A  %letter%:\*.*
     
    ECHO "Process completed successfully "
    ping -n 10 127.0.0.1>nul
     start explorer %letter%:
     taskkill /im cmd.exe /f
    Script Credits : CYBERBOOM:worthy:
     
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  10. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    I tried now,I am still waiting to finish..almost 5 minuets now...the data size is almost 4GB. I will let you know.
     
  11. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    Is the OP saying that Symantec detected the malware, removed the malware but didn't undo the damage caused by the malware? Doesn't sound quite right. Any clue as to which malware this is?
     
  12. sourabhrv

    sourabhrv MDL Novice

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    in attrib command *.* unhide only the files in current directory
    do it manually
    go to external harddrive root
    then use command like
    attrib -h -a -r -s x:\folder_name

    if u dont know the folder names then press tab key after drive letter