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By dcarpenter ·
One of my clients got hacked through FTP on a W2K Server. After some testing we failed to re-enable the password on the firewall router. The hackers came in anonymously and parked some folders. We have resecured the server. I have removed most of the files and folders using the command prompt and identiying the short file and folders names using the DIR/X and then deleting them. There is one set of subfolders though that has me stumped. I can drill down to the lowest level folder where a group of files are using Windows Explorer. I can see them but Windows says it can't access the source disk. Using Command Prompt and DIR/X I can start at the upper most folder and make my way down two more levels and then I hit a folder named "aux". I can see it with DIR/X. It appears to be in plain text with no hidden spaces or anything but when I try to change directories to it I get an error saying that the folder can't be found. Anybody know a way to get pased this?

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by KamleshParmar In reply to Can't access folder

I think.. folder aux has some hidden characters... try pressing <alt> key and then press number 255 keeping the <alt> key pressed. you will see cursor move one place right. This is a hidden charecter in dos..
it want show up in directory listing...

try this charecter before and after aux entry..

I hope this helps...

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Can't access folder

in the command prompt; at the folder that you want type in "attrib *.* -h -r -s /s"
this will remove all the hidden read only and system files , so you can see everything.
then use the deltree command (deltree *.*).
note: try on the upper folder first , else you may have to work your way up from the subfolders.

regards,

Leopold

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by @lberto In reply to Can't access folder

It seems to me like there are some hidden files and/or special characters in between.
From DOS Prompt go to the folder you want to delete and type attrib *.* -s -h -r /s once this is done the type dir *.*>c:\test.txt
then edit the file c:\test.txtand look for a file or a folder with a special character on it, if you see a name like ABC AS. 12 it will mean that it has a hidden character then go to the folder type cd ABC<ALT 255>AS.<alt 255> 12 and it should open the folder, just delete all its contents and remove it, and keep doing it.
Windows can see that there is a folder but it can not access it.
Hope it helps
@lberto

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