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    Folders All Vanished

    I've been working with someone who opened a link from a bogus Fedex email and contracted a nasty scareware bug. Between MSE and Malwarebytes we cleaned out the bug, but when she tried to access files her folders were gone. Vanished. The files were there, because when we searched for a file name there was no problem finding the file and its path. But trying to follow the path from the C:/ didn't display anything. Finally figured out that ALL her folders had been switched to HIDDEN. We managed to sort it all out once we figured that out.

    I'm posting in case any one else has a similar problem, and also to ask how this might have been possible. Is there a single command that would hide all folders?

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    Don't know the exact command for this, but if you right-click on the desktop, select "View," then uncheck "Show desktop icons"...

    Zig

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