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How can I find out if someone has hidden files on my PC?


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#1 ihave2know

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:40 PM

Hi, I am new here and am not particularly computer savvy.

I am probably being paranoid, but I really believe I am not crazy.

I think my boyfriend has alternate email addresses and has possibly created a partition on my hard drive that I cannot access.

There are places (particularly in MSN network areas and Internet Explorer Apps) that my Admin password will not open files.

To begin with, I have 2 questions:

1) How many partitions did my computer have to begin with?

2) Why won't my MASTER PASSWORD work when I try to dig around in modified files/temp files activity?

Please help me prove that it all this is normal and I'm just a little gun-shy because of horrible past experiences.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:43 PM

well how many partitions do you have now and also what are your system specs... make, model, manufacturer?

Also welcome to bleepingcomputer.com :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hey! Thanks for the welcome. I'm getting the system info as we type.

I have 3 partitions.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:02 PM

ok go to my computer and take a screen shot,
to do this hit the prt scrn key on your keyboard and then open microsoft paint and past it in there then save to your desktop and then go to http://imageshack.us/ and upload it to there and post the link after upload.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:12 PM

I don't have microsoft paint--will the HP screen capture work?

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:14 PM

yes it should and ms paint is in all programs then Accessories then paint should be in there but hp screen capture should work.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:19 PM

No paint. looked again. I probably uninstalled it for whatever reason... I've never used it.

HP just keeps printing a pic of the screen on my printer.

You will get sick of me soon... I will keep trying to capture and post the screen.

Sorry.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:24 PM

Reinstalled paint--on my way to imageshack

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:30 PM

http://yfrog.com/1xbc1p

Screen shot!!

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:33 PM

ok now go to control panel and then to administrative tools and then device manager then go to disk management and take a screen shot.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:37 PM

http://yfrog.com/5cbc2sp

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:40 PM

the two at the top are odd, anyone have any idea what they are? keyboardNinja any ideas?
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

Interesting to me is the "network" that is "disconnected" that I never installed on the first screen shot--I probably disconnected it while messing around, but I never installed a net work on my computer and that icon was not there a week ago. It appeared after I found a reference to it when poking around. The one called shared docs... claims it's on Z: drive???

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

where does it lead to when you click it?
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