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#1 Elysium

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Hello Dear Sirs here,
 
 
 
I have such problems on my USB drive: I have a lot necessary files and documents on it and my trouble is that i connect it to another computers and after when i will connect it back to my own PC all files folders are hidden from it and there are .exe folders which AV is blocking to open. After i make them un hide from folder option. it needs a lot time to make them visible one by one, so my question is that can i make them unhiden by CMD or TakeCommand? And how? 
 
Please give me your kind advises and supports. Thanks in advanced.


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#2 Frozwire

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:12 AM

Hi Elysium,

 

Just avoid plugging your USB drive on a public PC. That way you can prevent your USB drive and your data to be infected with viruses that changes your files into a completely hidden attribute.


Edited by Frozwire, 22 October 2014 - 12:14 AM.

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#3 Elysium

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:37 AM

Yes i lost many files like that...:( 

 

So what should to make un hidden?



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 04:12 AM

This should fix it:

1) Go to Folder Options, View Tab;

2) Check Show hidden files, folders and drives;

3) Uncheck Hide protected operating system files.

4) Go to your USB Drive Directory and open a hidden folder, which should contain your files, copy them to your desktop and unhide them, then format the drive and copy the files back to the drive.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

.exe is not a type of folder, it's a type of file. And when it appears on a USB drive then unless you knowingly saved it there it is a virus. No wonder your antivirus is blocking them. I'm not sure how you get the files off from this usb drive but once you have done that, toss the usb drive in the waste bin(underneath a packet of rotten meat and vegetables so no-one will be tempted to scavenge it from the trash and get themslevs infected from it) and get a new one. In future when you want to transfer files between your machine and other people's PCs use email. Use USB drives for personal data storage and backups, or transfers between machines which you know to all be clean.
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Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for advises friend. i will take care to usb not connect to all PC's though.






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