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Hides all my folders and files in drive E

All files and folders are not visible in my E Drive. whenever i click on that drive i cant see anything but when i see properties of that drive it shows data. how to remove this prob?
When i Scan that drive with Kaspersky it scans all files and folders, but i cant see them. plz help me if any body know this.

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Your files and folder might be infected by a virus so the antivirus hide them for your security. Try search the folders name, after they are found right click and open containing folder and then copy to a new folder.

Good luck

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Step 1:

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Step 2:

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