Virus causing external hard drive files hidden

I received a virus on my computer through Skype. it affected my external hard drive, all the information is showing that it is still on there but it is hidden. How do I undo this???

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  1. I had a virus like this awhile ago, bit of a pain really but it didn't seem to cause any damage.

    First off can you see the hidden files? If not, then go to Folder & Search Options -> Under the view tab go to show hidden files and folders.

    If you want to change everything from hidden to non-hidden, select the most root folder and then right click on it and select properties. Under there, uncheck the hidden box and it should change all the files back to normal.
  2. try this
    download this program
    then run it
    perform full scan from safe mode
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