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Windows 7: Portable SSD does not show any files in my computer but it's half ful

05 Sep 2016   #1
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 
Portable SSD does not show any files in my computer but it's half ful

I tried scanning it with Kaspersky Internet security, found 'not a virus', I then deleted the file containing the virus, them scanned the PC, it was clean then the SSD again, clean. So I restarted windows and connected the ssd, no files displayed but if I ask my computer to find a file, it finds it easily?


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05 Sep 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Right click Computer - Manage - Disk Management and post here an image of the screen.
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06 Sep 2016   #3
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

The Disk Management says "no media" so I opened up the case containing the SSD, which is a Kingstone case, and I checked that the contacts are fully inserted into the case. Everything looked OK


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06 Sep 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Mohab, it seems OK, but the image doesn't show the columns where it shows the amount of free space.
As you say that you can find the files but can't see them on Explorer, maybe they have a hidden or system attribute.
Close Explorer
Go to Control panel - Folder options - View
- Hidden Files and folders - Show Hidden Files, folders and drives
- Unmark - Hide empty drives in computer folder
- Unmark - Hide extensions for known file types (for security this should ALWAYS be unmarked)
- Unmark - Hide protected operating system files
Apply - Close
Open Explorer. Can you see them now?
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06 Sep 2016   #5
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Mysteriously it showed three folders:
System volume information
Recycle Bin
.Trashes (which contains all the drive's folders)


I personally think it's a virus?
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06 Sep 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

It's not a virus.
Did you use it on a Mac or Linux?
.Trashes is normally created on Mac.
Try to select all files and folders on .Trashes and move them (Ctrl+X) to root (\) Ctrl+V)
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06 Sep 2016   #7
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

I googled it and unfortnetly it did turn out to be a virus that doesn't have an easy method of removal
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07 Sep 2016   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

There is no virus that move files and folders to .Trashes.
Apple computers do.
If you want your files back, do what I said:
- Select all files and folders on .Trashes and move them (Ctrl+X) to root (\) Ctrl+V)
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07 Sep 2016   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
There is no virus that move files and folders to .Trashes.
Apple computers do.
If you want your files back, do what I said:
- Select all files and folders on .Trashes and move them (Ctrl+X) to root (\) Ctrl+V)
Actually it is a Trojan Malware virus. This website might help explain what it is & help with getting it removed as it seems to particularly affect USB drives.

@ mohab I have not used this website method of removing the .trashes trojan, so if you use it, it would be at your own risk.

https://malwaretips.com/threads/dual...ijacker.38491/
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07 Sep 2016   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Sorry Mohab, didn't know about this virus.
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