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Hidden file can't able to see friends

Hi this is vignesh... in my pc some important data i've hidden using folder options..... but nw i can't see that .... that is one kind of viruses ... so i dono the manual deletion of this problem........... without using any antivirus software how to fix this problem.....if u kinow the solution means u can help me......... bye............

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just delete files in MSDOS!
it will fix your problem! Type HELP for command in DOS.
good luck

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It is due to virus activity. Some virus make the contents of the drive hidden, that is why user can't see the files. This can be fixed and data would be available to you. However, there are number of steps involved.
It is suggested that go to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select 'SHOW HIDDEN FILES & FOLDERS' and uncheck/ Deselect 'HIDE PROTECTED SYSTEM FILES'.
It would show the hidden files/ folders, if the system not infected Otherwise, from the clean/ virus free system you can see your data and copy all the required files/data. Select the required files and right-click and change the properties of the file by un-checking the hidden attribute. Please note that you can not change the properties (hidden attribute of the files) if the files are marked as system files. To change the attribute of such folders you can download and use iReset.
Dolwnload iReset and drag and drop the files/ folders on to its window to fix.

Also, make sure that you have a good antivirus installed and its updated. Scan your system and clean it. As long the the virus is there on you PC, you cannot get it fixed. However, if new folders don't disappear, it is likely that you would be able to fix the issue.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

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    How do I fix Error 8E5E05F6

    Try the following:

    1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
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    1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
    1. a.ii. On the “Tools” menu, click on “folder options”.
    1.a.iii. On the “view” tab, locate “Advanced settings” and then follow these steps:
    Check the option “Show Hidden files and folders”
    Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
    Clear the option, “Hide file extensions for know file types check box”.
    1. a.iv. Click ok and close the window.
    1.B. Windows Vista :
    1.b.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
    1.b.ii. In the Explorer window, click “Organize”
    1.b.iii. Choose “Folder and Search Options”.
    1.b.iv. In the folder options window, click on “View” tab
    1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

    2. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder :
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    I couldn't view the hidden files when i apply show hidden files in my folder options in tools menu in menu bar.

    Folder Options is removed from Tools in Windows by a virus. The virus is called W32.Rontokbro@mm OR W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM

    The removal of this virus is slightly difficult. Antivirus can't remove it automatically. However detailed procedure to remove it is available at

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    More troubles coming up. Normally when you click “Tools” in explorer, there’s a “folder options” underneath it. Once the pc is infected with the virus, the Folder Options will be missing, which disabled you to change the options to view the extension of the files. So when you see a new folder appeared from nowhere and you clicked to open it out of curiousity, the virus spread more again. Moreover, the virus disabled the registry edit where you will see this message “Registry edit is disabled by the administrator” everytime you try to edit the registry.

    So how to clean the virus then? I found some solution from the following link and have successfully cleaned it from my system.

    It will help you to get rid of this virus named W32.Rontokbro@mm aka brontok.a and to get back your hidden files. Source(s):

    P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

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    Hi Mykk

    If you are using Microsoft windows then follow the following steps to hide any files and folder:

    1. Right click the file or folder that you want to hide
    2. Go to Properties
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    9Now you'll be seeing that the folder or file's color has been changed that means you have hidden file or folder Successfully.

    10. Now Go to "Tools" in menu bar
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    12. Go to "View" Tab
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    To Unhide your files or folder follow the steps from 10-15, by just making changes in step 13.
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