How to unhide system folders

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by vnt87, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. vnt87

    vnt87 Registered Member

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    Hello all, this is my first post here so please pardon me if this is a question asked many times before.
    Here's my problem, my USB drive got infected with a virus which turned all folders hidden, and replace them with look-alike .exe files which actually are the virus itself. This virus is not uncommon in my area, I already rid my USB off of it. But the folders remain hidden, and somehow they are recognized as 'System folders', they're only visible when I uncheck the box "Hide protected operating system files" in Folder Options. It's a bit of a nuisance having to do that to every computers I plug this USB into.
    So basically I'm asking if there is anybody here knows how to permanently 'unhide' these folders? (The 'Hidden' attribute in the Properties dialog of the folder is grayed out, thus it is not possible to reset it)
     
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    Thanks for the link to Disk Heal GlobalForce.:)

    Seen a few autorun.inf probs lately and Disk Heal looks like it just may come in handy.
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Hear hear Franklin :mad: that wasn't for YOU! :D;)

    Steve
     
  5. vnt87

    vnt87 Registered Member

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    That Disk Heal is truly a piece of gem. Its 'Restore files/folders hidden by viruses' fixed my problems in a eye blink. And not only that, this thing has some other awesome disinfecting capabilities which will definitely come in handy in the future (most of my mates got their flash drives infected on a daily basis). I'm keeping it around for sure.
    Thanks a lot Steve, you're a real life saver.
     
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    ~ rub's hand's together, P2K like ~ Excellent!

    Pleased to have been of service V. Thank's for the feedback.


    Steve
     
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