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unhide my mp3s

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#1 milk242


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Posted 22 June 2005 - 01:42 AM

Hi, I'm new to this forum but this website gave me great advice to deal with my winupdates.exe virus.

Anyways I have this one problem left over from a virus about 6 years ago. The virus apparently hid all my mp3 files and when I try to unhide it through attrib -h in dos it doesn't work. When i click on the file properties the hidden attribute is unchecked but is greyed out so I can't check or uncheck it. Any idea on how to get my mp3 files visible again? Thanks

Oh yea, I believe the mp3 files are treated as a hidden system file.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:10 AM

Assuming your using XP, see if this might help:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

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#3 milk242

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:18 AM

thank you for the fast reply.. can you please clarify one thing for me. I'm using windows xp professional, so do I also need to reboot into safe mode too?

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:08 AM

I'm not really familiar with your problem but if the mp3 files are classed as hidden AND system then you need to do an ATTRIB -H -S to bring them back to normal. (There is also -R and -A to make a full set)

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