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Windows 7: need file utility recommendation

25 Jul 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
need file utility recommendation

Friend of mine's pc was infected by a malware. I have to reformat and reinstall win 7 on it. However, all the files on his external drive are marked as hidden and system files. Is there a good file utility program that I can set all the file as not hidden and non-system file?
Thanks.


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25 Jul 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How did these files get to the external drive. Is that an image?
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25 Jul 2011   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The files are "regular" files. The external drive was connected to his PC when he got the malware. The malware marked all the files hidden/system/read only. When I connect the external drive to a Vista based PC, I can see the files fine. If I hooked the drive to a Windows 7 PC, I don't see anything. If I do a "dir /a" on a command windows, all the directories and files show up.
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25 Jul 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would try a live Linux CD to copy them.
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