Hidden files December 14th, 2019, 3:17pm
Home Calendar Search Register Login
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Computer Q&A Board    Your Input    Questions  ›  Hidden files

 Pages: 1
Recommend Print
  Author    Hidden files
Posted: June 28th, 2011, 5:59am Report to Moderator
Guest User

Hi. I recently had a virus attack, which blocked all the memory and closed down my desktop background, It also prevented me from running my McAfee virus scan and I eventually did a system restore which allowed me to access McAfee and remove the virus. Now it seems that all of my Documents,picture files and Favorites were deleted(When I open the folders they show empty). My important files were backed up on flash drive but when I go to copy & paste them back, I get messages asking if I want to replace the existing files - as if they are still there. How can I recover them?
Posted: June 28th, 2011, 9:06am Report to Moderator
Guest User

   My guess is that the old files are still there even though you cannot see them.
   To enable Windows Explorer to see them, go to the Tools menu in Windows Explorer and click on Folder Options.  Go to the View tab and make sure "Show hidden files and folders" is checked and "Hide protected operating system files" is unchecked.
   Once you can see them, right click on them and select Properties from the popup menu.  Uncheck the hidden and system attributes.
e-mail Reply: 1 - 2
Posted: June 28th, 2011, 3:33pm Report to Moderator
Guest User

Hello Ray = that did it. I now have everything back
Thanks a lot!!
e-mail Reply: 2 - 2
 Pages: 1
Recommend Print

Locked Board Board Index    Questions  [ previous | next ] Switch to:

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is off
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on

Powered by E-Blah Platinum 9.6 © 2001-2006