Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Make files that are hidden...


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Acuphillia

Acuphillia

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:12:49 PM

Posted 20 August 2005 - 11:35 AM

Well, as most of you know, Windows XP allows one to be able to hide a file through right-clicking a file>properties>attributes: Read Only / Hidden. I had made a few files hidden and I sent it to my floppy disk, then I restored my computer. Now it is months later and I found my disk, I loaded it up and I can't open the files since they are hidden. Is there anyway to retrieve my files back to be able to view? Thanks in advance, sorry if my post isn't clear.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 groovicus

groovicus

  • Security Colleague
  • 9,963 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Centerville, SD
  • Local time:11:49 AM

Posted 20 August 2005 - 11:55 AM

Set your system to show hidden files and folders in explorer.

Tools>Folder Options>View>Show hidden files and folders.

If you want to be really cool and use a command line interface:

At the command prompt:

cd a:

then

ATTRIB R S H *.*

That should do it also. I'm not exactly sure if this is a tip or trick though...

#3 Acuphillia

Acuphillia
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:12:49 PM

Posted 20 August 2005 - 12:03 PM

Sorry if this was played in the wrong place :thumbsup: Thanks, it worked! You may have saved me. ;)

#4 groovicus

groovicus

  • Security Colleague
  • 9,963 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Centerville, SD
  • Local time:11:49 AM

Posted 20 August 2005 - 12:17 PM

As long as it works. :thumbsup:

#5 ddeerrff

ddeerrff

    Retired


  • Malware Response Team
  • 2,729 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Upper Midwest, US
  • Local time:12:49 PM

Posted 20 August 2005 - 01:14 PM

I'm not exactly sure if this is a tip or trick though...

It's a tip Groov. Nothing tricky about it. :thumbsup:
Derfram
~~~~~~




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users