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Today when I scanned my pendrive with Quickheal antivirus it detected some virus but it also made hide all folders. All the folders are present in that usb drive as it is showing the same file size from property but all the folders are hidden. So how to solve it?Any help and suggestions will be higly appreciable.

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If your folders are hidden, you should be able to find them using "attrib" from the command line.

here is an example from my machine:

C:\>attrib
A  SHR       C:\IO.SYS
A  SHR       C:\MSDOS.SYS
A  SH        C:\pagefile.sys
A            C:\vcredist.bmp

The various flags mean:

R   Read-only file attribute.
A   Archive file attribute.
S   System file attribute.
H   Hidden file attribute.

It seems like there is a limitation using the attrib command, it does not show folders unless you recursively do it on the whole disk.

This is however done like this

attrib c:\* /s /d 

And finally, to unhide everything on a disk (do not do this on your system partitions!)

attrib -s -h -r X:\* /d /s
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I would not try and do something like this all by myself. When I had questions last year about Quick Heal Total Security product from them; all I did was that I called them directly on their helpline 927-22-33-000 and the folks there were more than happy to assist me. They also have a support help, visit http://forums.quickheal.com/

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Just go to Folder Options, click on View tab, you will find an option "Hide protected operating system files". Uncheck it and click Apply, now your files will be visible. But it's better to copy them to a new folder after this.

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