Solved Suddenly all my document files were all hidden.please help!

April 18, 2013 at 16:54:44
Specs: Windows 7
Suddenly all my document files were all hidden. I checked the hard disk drive and still the same it never been decrease as if it was really erase, what I amazed when I search in the start menu some documents it was there and I tried to copy and paste again in the documents it says it is doubled. What also invisible is my Microsoft office onenote 2007 all gone too. Please HELP! thank you in advance.

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April 18, 2013 at 20:39:26
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First, I'd like to make sure that can you make your files appear again by going to Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View -> Show Hidden files, folders, drives. And also scroll down to uncheck Hide protected system files.

If you do the above and all the files are still hidden, I assume that there is a virus or some malware causing this problem, because I had this problem several years ago, a friend plugged a flash drive that contained a virus and suddenly my files all gone hidden, it took me a long time to recover all my important files.

I'd suggest you run some antivirus or malware removal tools to give it a try, and keep me informed if it doesn't help.

And, just a remind, after you get your files back, remember to check the Hide protected system files again.


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