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    Default Not able to view hidden folders-Virus problem

    I was recently badly struck by a virus.It infected my many system files and were deleted after scan.I tried to do system restore but that also didnt work out(after eliminating virus).Its file(virus file) is still there in D:\ but it has hidden itself.At the same time i am not able to see Hidden files as my Tools>folder option is now not there(virus has removed that function).Nor there is folder option in control panel.It has locked my task manager(

    The file is also not getting deleted because it says the process is running(its is by the name -system volume information).I dont know which process it is oherwise i would have ended the process anyhow and then deleted it.What to do? Pls guide.

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    I assume you dont have any internet security suit installed on your PC...

    If there is any important data in your computer just save it else where and do a destructive system restore but make sure you install some internet security this time along with an antivirus and also keep checking for spyware using ad=aware software.

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    Default Virus from Pendrive

    Actually the virus wasnt from internet.I have tight security from AVG for internet as it instantly detects virus when it enters the comp..The virus file was in pendrive which i copied into my comp in D drive(i didnt knew it was virus file,damn **** i forgot to scan pendrive).The file wouldnt open for god known reasons and when i restarted the comp...its effect started.

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    Default Stupid solution but at the end it is a solution

    I have the same problem, I am infected with a virus that not allowing me to view hidden folders. I Downloaded and Installed Windows Desktop Search --> give it time to index all of your harddisk. I used it to search for the hidden documents inside the hidden folder, Guess What? I found the documents, and the Windows Desktop Search has the ability to view it on its Viewer You can copy and paste what in the documents.

    I am still searching for the right solution. If I found anything I will let you know

    Karim

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    Default not even windows search can find

    I am not able to get the file which is in D:\ by search.But when you go to D:\,i see in taskbar that 1 object is hidden.I am able to see that file when i open-Browse with ACDsee.Now i am also not able to delete a 1 GB movie because its been infected is suppose by that trojan.

    expert help needed

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    Default Solution for You Guys :-)

    Hi guys, Just try this.even i had the same problem but i fixed it with the following steps:

    1. Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
    2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
    3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
    4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.

    Now you should be able to view all the hidden files..

    Do reply me if it works out :-)

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    Default Not working

    still it remains the same.Seems there is some problem.I think i will need to format the PC

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    Default Solution for hidden folders and files

    Hello,

    Finally I have solved the problem, I retrieved all my hidden files Look use the DOS

    1. Start Menu -->Run---> type--> cmd ---> click "ok"

    2. Go to the folder that has the hidden files or hidden folders using its path

    3. When you are in the folder that contain the hidden folder or file
    Type--> attrib -h File_Folder_Name

    Note: to move in folders using DOS follow the following, for example
    the hidden folder has the name "Movies" and its location is in
    D:\Folder1\Folder2

    type --> D: --> Enter --> type -->dir ---> Enter -->to see all the folders and the files in the D, then -->type --> cd Folder1 ---< Enter ---> dir ---> Enter -->to see all the folders and files in Folder1 ---> type --->cd Folder2 ----> Enter ---> dir ---> Enter ---> to see all the folders and files in Folder2

    You should not see Movies in Folder2 becasue it is hidden

    Type ---> attrib -h Movies

    Movies will be unhidden

    Type --> dir ---> Enter ---> you will see all folders and files in Folder2 and you will see Movies one of them

    Type ---> cd Movies ---> Enter ---> type ---> attrib -h *.* ----> to unhide all the files in this folder

    Last Note:

    1. To unhide Folder --> type ---> attrib -h FolderName
    2. To unhide File -----> type----> attrib -h FileName.Extension
    3. To unhide all the files in the folder --> type --> attrib -h *.*
    4. If the file or folder name contains spaces type the name between " "
    Folder ---> "All English Movies"
    File ------>"English Movies.doc"

    That's it, I hope that this can help you, tell me if it worked

    Bye
    Karim
    Last edited by karim_eng; 17th January 2008 at 05:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digvijay View Post
    Hi guys, Just try this.even i had the same problem but i fixed it with the following steps:

    1. Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
    2. Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHO WALL
    3. Find a key called CheckedValue.
    4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files.

    Now you should be able to view all the hidden files..

    Do reply me if it works out :-)
    ________________________________________

    Worked for me! I found that particular value as '0' not '1'... changing it rectified everything. Nice one Digvijay!

    This solution may not work for everyone... for the benefit of others I had the ansi virus and I believe that's when the problem occured. AVG sorted the virus but didn't correct the registry.

    Thanks again Vijay,

    Antony

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    Default Thanks to Digvijay

    Hi to all.
    Am new to this place. I was having the same problem (not able to see hidden folders) but the solution given by DIGVIJAY solved it. Now my question is is that a virus. If yes then can please any give me the name of that VIRUS. I use NOD 32 and that is updated one. But scanning does not detect any viruses. So what do i do now? Please suggest...

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