11 November 2010

How to Show Folder hidden by Virus

This evening, out of the blue two students visited me with intention to learn JavaScript. They were with their laptop. They told me that they could not find their files on their thumb drive. I thought files were hidden and decided to locate them but I could not find them. Since I had many JavaScript solved examples on my drive I inserted my drive into their laptop only to find that all my files are gone too. Only unobtainable shortcuts are left. I took back my drive and scanned it immediately on my laptop. A virus called zouwoo.exe was detected. Even after it was removed my folders were missing. I nearly kicked of the two boys. They left without a cup of tea.

I tried hundred ways to retrieve my folders only to find myself defeated and fearing the worst. But deep in my mind I was praying to Google. I knew Google Rimpochee will have a solution. And yes, after three or four tries I landed up with the following solution that WORKED.

Provided by: jack4rall on Aug 14, 2010

Over 9000 Files- Lost and Found!
If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in 
hidden mode. 

Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK. 
Here I assume your pendrive as

Enter this command. 

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* 

Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter. 
Now check for your files in Pen Drive. 

Source: Kioskea.net
To all your life's problems there is Google Rimpochee!


  1. Google seriously is a Rinpochee in this technologically sophisticated world..... without it....one cannot even earn/ complete a degree now a days!!!

    Glad your problem is solved!

  2. Right Pema, my colleagues joke about me regarding Google as god but I can't help accepting it that way..and I know even god himself will agree with me.

    I just help one guy right now...he lost all his folders and came to me...I opened this post and restored his folders. I hope his post will go on to help lots of people when they panic...

  3. The Hardware/OS section is for serious and helpful discussions regarding your computer hardware and Operating System questions. If your post contributes nothing to the discussion and is just adding to your post count, DON'T POST IT. You'll generally be seeing an infraction in your PM inbox if you do.


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