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'Inaccessible' Files

by Mindstyle06 / January 4, 2012 2:12 AM PST

Hello folks,

My computer got infected with virus that won't give me access to any of my files or antivirus. Only option I had was to copy the files to external HDD using USB linux and restore PC to the factory defaults.

Now the computer is restored, first I am syncing all files to my old backups to make sure that latest backups are available on every disk. I am using Syncback (free) for this purpose. For some weird reason, Syncback is complaining that it can not access the files..

Any idea what I can do about it?

Thanks in advance.

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Or they can be hidden.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2012 2:14 AM PST
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Failed to work
by Mindstyle06 / January 4, 2012 7:46 AM PST
In reply to: Or they can be hidden.

This was the virus that had infected my machine. Since I restored machine, I deleted everything from the laptop. Still I ran Malwarebytes to see if anything is there but there was none. I ran unhide.exe as well and nothing has changed.

Its little weird. Syncback says that the files are not accessible but when I try to open those files, I can open them...

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Sounds like an ownership issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2012 8:16 AM PST
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Syncback's settings are also in question. It's possible you have it set to one way sync but you only need to check that out.

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