Virus has hidden all of my files

Intel / D975xbx2
September 1, 2012 at 05:11:23
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.4 GHz / 3325 MB
A few weeks ago I ran my anti-virus program (Avast) and it found 3 trojan viruses. It prompted me to to a boot-time scan which I did and when my computer re-booted all my files and folders were gone.

My computer looks as though it just came from the factory. I attempted a system restore but the only possible restores are the ones from system checkpoint which is useless and it won`t let me go back far enough to were I had cleaned my computer completely.

I figured it was a rogue pgm so I ran Rogue Killer but it found nothing. Any suggestions to restore my data and reinstall my missing shortcuts?


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#1
September 1, 2012 at 09:36:24
'I ran my anti-virus program (Avast) and it found 3 trojan viruses. It prompted me to to a boot-time scan which I did and when my computer re-booted all my files and folders were gone'

Did you delete anything in the bootscan or did you quarantine the problems?

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#2
September 1, 2012 at 10:58:07
It kept asking me if I wanted to delete or quarantine and kept answering quarantine but at one point, the system indicated there was not enough room to quarantine anymore so I had no choice but to delete. Guess what that means is that I deleted important features?

I also forgot to mention, that if I search for files by name, I can find them, but I cannot access the folders directly.


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#3
September 1, 2012 at 14:18:43
''I also forgot to mention, that if I search for files by name, I can find them'

What folder (s) are they in?

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#4
September 1, 2012 at 15:30:16
The folder I need to restore is: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents

If I type that in the address bar of the search window, everything is there, but it's no longer associated the usual start menu items as before.

If I look for that folder using start and then follow with My computer C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\ there is no My Documents folder, it has moved under Administrator's Documents It's all messed up.


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#5
September 2, 2012 at 15:50:02
OK, so I renamed the 'Administrator's Documents' folder to My Documents and then changed the target shortcut of the My Documents shortcut in the Start Menu to point to the correct folder and I can now easily access all of my files and documents.

I do however need further assistance. I still need to restore my Outlook 2007 folders, contacts and emails (if that is possible).

Any clue where I could start looking?


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#6
September 6, 2012 at 14:22:03
Any additional feedback you could provide me?

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#7
September 6, 2012 at 15:48:02
restore my Outlook 2007 folders, contacts and emails

http://is.gd/hq0P27


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#8
September 8, 2012 at 09:22:00
Thank you. All is working well now, except for Dreamweaver which is still not associated with the correct folder. But hopefully, I will be able to figure it out.
Have a great day and thanks for your help

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#9
October 29, 2012 at 10:03:09
Jelika I also have a similar problem. I scan my external hard drive and all my files are hidden now. If I search them by mail I see them but I cannot remember all the files now. Any help. Thanks.
Emmo

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#10
October 29, 2012 at 10:30:15
There is a program called unhide it will as it says unhide all the files .

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...


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