Now, I also have a 320 GB external hard drive that in a desperate moment to get a movie playing for my students I plugged into the computer to install trusty old vlc. Since my flash disk was still ok after the virus ordeal I figured my hard drive would be the same. All seemed fine at first, I plugged my hard drive into my computer and it found and deleted the evil virus and everything was ok. Two days later - today - I plug it back in and everything on one partition is invisible . I go to properties and my files are still taking up the same amount of space but I just cannot see them. I have all the 'show invisible files' and 'unhide protected system files' on, but there seems to be no way to access the files. I do a disk check and it says windows is unable to complete the disk check. (I have Windows XP SP3). I type the address of a folder on the disk and it says 'not found'. When I copy something onto the disk it goes there but I can't see it (I know it gets copied because if I try to copy it again it says 'cannot copy, file already exists'). It's the same story on other computers I have tried it on. Any solutions?
EDIT: Moved from External Hardware to Am I Infected, more appropriate ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 13 April 2010 - 06:46 AM.