How To : Restore Files Hidden by Virus on Windows 7
Some virus do hide file and folder in flashdisk that connected to a computer or laptop infected by virus. And then we tried to scan the flashdisk using antivirus program. We are very happy because antivirus can detect and remove virus in the flashdisk, but it doesn’t return our files and folder hidden by the virus. I hope the virus did not delete the files, just make it hidden. If your files was deleted by virus, we need a tool to restore files. If the files was hidden, we need to restore our files manually using command prompt. This tutorial is for Windows 7 user.
Virus has modified the attribut of folders and files to be hidden. So, we will try to modify the folders and files attribut to restore. Open command prompt from START MENU > RUN. Type CMD and hit enter. Go to the drive, for example your flashdisk is on drive E. Type “e:” and enter. The command we use to restore files is ATTRIB. Type this command :
attrib –s –h *.* /S /D and hit enter.
Finished. If you want the easier way to restore your files, you could use Smadav Antivirus. It can detect hidden files in your flashdisk and restore them.