Thursday, June 6, 2013

How to see hidden files and folders hidden by virus

This is a trick using a batch files that I have been sharing for several years now. In fact, I try to keep the file on every flash drive that goes trough my PC.

The point of this little file is enable you to see all files and folder (and sub folders) hidden by viruses. Sometimes you can’t unhide them because they virus won’t allow you to do it, or in most cases, you can’t see the virus. For those cases, this is the perfect solution.

First of all, open the notepad on Windows. You are going to type the following

attrib -h -r -s /s /d

That’s it, like this:


Now, you’re going to save it with whatever name you want, but with an “.bat” extension. (In “Save as type” select  “All files (*.*)”)


Now, it should look something like this.


Now is a matter of you double clicking it whenever you find a flash drive, or any drive, with hidden files to make them visible.

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