Items not showing in folders

December 16, 2011 at 14:31:39
Specs: Windows 7, i7 / 4gb
Hi, just had what i think was a virus, did a system restore and its seemed to have stopped it. However now my files have gone missing from their documents and i can not find them unless i search for the file name. Any ideas whats happened and how to fix it?

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#1
December 17, 2011 at 11:24:46
when you do a system restore...ALL recent files are usually saved on the desktop in a folder.

Also, a system restore does NOT remove a virus.FYI

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#2
December 17, 2011 at 16:24:04
You seem to imply that the search can find the files. If they have landed up in the wrong places, can you not cut and paste them into the right place?

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#3
December 18, 2011 at 07:42:40
Im not sure if it was a virus or not but after the restore it seemed to fix the probelm... ive found the files in command line and it shows me all the files are there but they're hidden, how do i unhide these files?

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#4
December 18, 2011 at 08:24:46
From Command Prompt type this and hit Enter:

attrib -h c:\...............

Where the dotted bit is the full path to the folder/files that are hidden.
Add \*.* after the folder name if you want to unhide all files within it.

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