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Tgizzo

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So, I was testing out my new batch file that hides files, and then requires a password to un hide it, all from the file. The problem was that anybody could right click it, hit edit, then change the password to get to it(assuming they have basic computer knowledge). So I had made an .exe file that required a password to open, which all it did was open that file. Then I noticed, it wouldn't hide the specified folder because the .bat file that the .exe opened was in a different directory. So I made a shortcut to the folder, then I put the folder in the same directory. Sadly, then when I un-hid the .bat, the directory was gone, and it took the folder with it, as far as I know. The major problem is that the folder that was taken was my whole desktop. I had put everything into that folder to save space. Now I cannot find it. That folder is hidden, and it is nowhere to be found. I went to my control panel and clicked 'show hidden files and folders,' and I still can't find it. I went into cmd to locate the file using 'dir' commands, and come couldn't even find it. All of the files in the folder are hidden too, sadly. Please help ASAP, because I have important things in that folder that I need back for school. Thanks!
 
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Boot the machine from a diagnostic disc (UBCD4W, etc), use one of the recovery tools or third party files explorers to locate your desktop folder and change the attributes to unhide it.
 

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CleaverX,

I've edited your post to remove the name of one of the boot disks. We can't use that particular one due to copyright issues.
 
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Thanks Cookiegal. In the future I sill simply direct the people to the net for the discs.
 

Tgizzo

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Thank you for the help. Although I did try all possible was to find the file, and none were successful, I had realized what I had done. I had accidentally put my folder in a temporary folder that got deleted when my .exe was closed. I restored my computer to a backup of 2 days ago, and everything works fine and I have it all back. And I successfully created a new .exe, and modified my .bat to make everything run how it was supposed to. Thanks!
 

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Sorry, I shouldn't have put disks in the plural. It's only the one that was a problem, UBCD4W is fine as you need the OS CD in order to extract the files.
 
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