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Horrible Program Deleted My Files, or Hid Them Very Well


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So a few weeks ago I tried to use this program to hide some files on my computer that were of sentimental value, and that I didn't want to be accessible to the other computer-clueless people that might use my computer. Not heeding the reviews on download.com, I gave it at try, and rather than hiding my files, it did something weird. It replaced the folder with another one, that when clicked leads to a folder that is basically my control panel, or a copy of it, in a different folder. I used easyrecovery professional to try to find my files, if they were deleted, and I recovered the files, which showed up in that folder, to a flash drive. When I went to the flash drive to view my long-lost files, it appears that they were still somehow hidden in that folder, and all I saw was that strange copy of the control panel links (they actually work, i.e. clicking internet options actually takes me to my internet options). Is there any way I could somehow access these files? The software used to hide them seems like it would be pretty basic, but I don't know much about software. I know they're there, I just can't make my computer show them, and it's really bugging me. Thanks.

Edited by chingwithbling, 16 September 2007 - 06:09 PM.

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Click on the folder on the flash drive and then unlock it.
From what I can see that is how it shows hidden folders as a control panel - so see if you can unlock that.
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Wow! What a surprisingly simple solution. I tried to unlock the folders in their original location, to no avail, but I guess after moving them to a different location they were unlocked in a synch. I feel so stupid now. But thanks!
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Your welcome
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