How do I change file sizes to Zero-Byte (or tiny) while keeping their names ?

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ymcolah

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I had a virus infection lately. As a result a lot of files were renamed with the "Adame" extension. Also, the content of the files were changed making them unusable.

Now what I'd like to do is keep the files with their current names and zero out (or make tiny) their size.
Is there a way to do that in Total Commander or Explorer?
 

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You have any backups of those files since they are probably carrying the infection payload?

Which files are you talking about? Images, Documents, ...

Best then to do would be restore them from a back up.
 

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You need to answer my questions just re-posting my post is not a valid answer
What can I do now ?


They are mostly movies. 2570 of them !

Edit: unhelpful comment removed.​
 
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Out security team may be able to assist you on getting some of them back and or fixed.

Read the information here first

Follow the posting information form here

Once the logs have been posted completely we will move this thread to the Malware Removal section.
 

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Your files have been encrypted by the Phobos ransomware, and are not currently able to be unencrypted. Unless you have backups of your data then they are gone for good. Whilst it may be possible to remove the infections that caused the files to be encrypted your computer will never be able to be trusted again. Nothing short of a complete reformat and operating system fresh installation will suffice.

Once the operating system is reinstalled create a backup regime to protect your data.

OP is receiving advice elsewhere, thread closed.
 
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