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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
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    Last edited by karim_eng; 17th January 2008 at 04:27 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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    Default plzz help me...

    i tried changing the registry but it didnt work.. everytime i refresh the value changes back to 0 from 1... i scanned my pc many times by 4 different anti-viruses....

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    yes, even I have the same problem of the value changing back to 0, after it was set to 1. Can anyone please tell me which anti virus locates that and destroys it?

    Thanks

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    When you choose show hidden files it goes back to do not show hidden files?

    Open the registry editor

    go to LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVe rsion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDEN and LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVe rsion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

    and change value with this name "CheckedValue" to 1 and also "DefaultValue" to 1

    if your problem persists then you must check your windows with anti virus settings

    Best anti virus is (nod32)
    Last edited by Admin; 31st January 2012 at 08:17 PM.

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    i had that problem but i fixed it somehow

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    Do as above to correct the problem with related hidden files, but before you must assure you are free from root kit virus otherwise this method will not work...because the virus still working..
    I am effectively using bitdefender anti virus software to detect all root kit threats.....and it is amazingly working ......most secure to connect to internet ...the software will detect almost all type of root kit viruses......try....best of luck......
    I have used NOD 32 but it is not effective.
    Last edited by bjiomathew; 16th September 2008 at 10:50 AM. Reason: to add some texts

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    Lightbulb Two general Advices

    1. System restore should be the last resort when u discover that a virus has affected your system... Cuz most of the time when a Virus infects ur computer, it normally infects files in System Volume Information folder... This folder contain files about System Restore... So, Virus generally doesn't disappear cuz of System Restore process...

    2. Make two folders with names autorun.inf and rqq2v.bat in each and every drive... As these r the most common malicious programs which try to create files with these names at ur computer when u use a infected removable drive or through internet... but by placing those dummy folders in each n every drive of yours you actually outsmart the malicious code which then won't b able to overwrite your 2 dummy folders...
    U can hide those folders, if their sight irritates you... but its better to be safe than regret...

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    Default Hidden files

    Hi All,

    I am not able to make the changes in the folderoptions,

    as soon as i click view hidden files and folders it is not accepting.

    If i have any hidden file to view i need to search it and then open.

    please lemme know if any suggestions.

    Thanks

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    Hi every body.

    my computer also get effected with same virus. i found a tool name "Autorun virus Remover" on the net (googled it to find the website) able to solve the problem.

    thanx

    Edited by ~smoothvibes~
    Sir can i please request you not to talk about cracks here and please don't encourage others to go for cracked softwares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassantanu View Post
    Hi every body.

    my computer also get effected with same virus. i found a tool name "Autorun virus Remover" on the net (googled it to find the website) able to solve the problem.

    U may also download the cracked verson (autorun virus remover v 2.3) of the same from phazeddl.

    thanx
    Hello friend , welcome to IBF.

    Please do not post reference to any warez websites, kindly edit your post.

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    Try to get urself a free antivirus like avira antivir ( free-av.com ).
    To backup ur files & to delete infected files manually i would recommend you to use nimblex. Just download it from NimbleX - The New Wave of Linux ! & burn it on to a cd & boot from it. No installation required, works directly. Now you can work on your files
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    hi there,
    thanx for the advice. no further referance of any cracked software from my side.

    thanx again.

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    Thumbs up Thank Yaar Its work

    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 :-)

    Thanks Yaar its work ......Otherwise i have to formate my computer

    Thanks Thanks Loat

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonyuk View Post
    ________________________________________

    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
    Dude i totally agree... "Digvijay" you have solved my problem as well that too in a matter of seconds...too coool dude... i was about to spend 1200 bucks on Anti Virus and 500 behind reformatting my PC really really appreciate your help Cheers mate!!!

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    how can u unlock password protected hidden folders????

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinit View Post
    how can u unlock password protected hidden folders????
    in normal windows you cant password protect directly with out using a 3rd party software(as i know) so if you are talking about some specific software then tell the name of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinit View Post
    how can u unlock password protected hidden folders????
    Please mention your exact requirement.

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    the softwares name is hide folders xp

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinit View Post
    the softwares name is hide folders xp
    When we use an Folder/file locker, it will encrypt the file in a way that only a correct password through the software can make it readable.

    Have you forgot your password. I don't see any method using which we can decode an encrypted file if you have lost your password.
    Last edited by meetdilip; 20th May 2009 at 09:18 PM.

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    @vinit
    1. Send email to company.
    Please contact us via our contact page ( Contacts - FSPro Labs ). Don't forget to specify Hide Folders XP version and your registration code - we will send you a file that resets your current password.
    2.If it is a trial version, what happens after 30 days of trial?

    The folders hidden by this program:
    do they reappear normal mode ?

    3 Do you get any message after the trial period?

    4. See the HELP File of the application.
    Just now downloaded the program and will update later..

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    UPDATE: 1100PM



    default is demo
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    thanks i think now i will be able to unlock it:

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    Thumbs up Try this one..i think this will work..cheers

    1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R)
    2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok”.
    3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
    4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key.
    5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.

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    Default Try this ....enable show hidden files and folders

    Hi friends I am new member. I do have a solution. Mail me at debasis.martha@gmail.com so that I can send you requisite registry key file. No spam assured.

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    @dev_asis
    Query by @vinit :Post No 24 19th May 2009
    For unlocking password protected folder/s
    using an external application"Hidefolders XP".

    Has not given feedback , and presume his problem solved.
    2.
    While further ideas/suggestions/are welcome
    better to check latest threads and go backwards 2days/one week/one month/
    one year etc.
    Not advisable to give email address here .
    Can get spam messages too !


    Para two: Out of thread:
    Further reference for XP fault only
    Advisable to Backup Registry always.
    Or create System Restore Point before
    editing Registry entries.
    Also can be a virus problem.

    SEE: Not tried myself.
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...deroptions.reg

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoFolderOptions"=dword:0000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
    "NoBrowserOptions"=dword:00000000

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    thanking you. it helped me a lot to get my valuable data

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    I always get a recycler as a hidden file. What is it for??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaishaliv View Post
    I always get a recycler as a hidden file. What is it for??
    Refer this thread for information on Recycler

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    Any problem in computer operation ? Then a virus/malware is affecting your system.

    this is not the only hidden system/file/folder !
    Code:
    IF IT WORKS  DON'T REPAIR

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    Lightbulb Sure shot solution is here..... Without any possible data loss

    Visit my thread entitled UnHackme ou this forum...... You will need to find it by the way..... I have described every possible thing (not everything) in it. I can guide you step by step .... Just mail me @ rishbhsharma2008@gmail.com .......... Remember, sure help for you cause i have faced this problem many times .........

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    thanks all lot.. it helped to resolve my problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Refer this thread for information on Recycler
    Thanks for the help provided the link covered my query plus gave more insight

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