recover hidden files
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External hardware devices such as pen drives are widely used for easy storage and transfer of files or folders. Sometimes users may not be able to see files or folders stored on pen drives. This be down to several reasons, the most common being that all files and folders in hidden mode. If the storage device doesn’t have this setting enabled, it could be due to undetected malware.Users may need to remove the autorun files first and then proceed with removing the infected files using a recommended anti-malware


I can’t see the files and folders in my pen drive after scanning with “Advanced Options – clean files” with  antivirus software. The files are not in hidden mode and I know they are on the pen drive as I can tell from looking in “properties”.

How can I fix this problem?

solution to recover hidden files from pendrive

There are two ways to recover hidden files from virus affected pendrive.

method 1

Normally you can view hidden files by clicking
Folder Options –>
View –>
Show Hidden Files and Folders
But this simple method doesn’t work when your pen drive is attacked by harmful viruses.

So here I’ll provide you an easiest method to view your infected files from pen drive without using any software.

method 2

Insert pen drive into computer and find drive letter of connected USB drive
Click on “Start” –>Run –> type cmd and press Enter.
Here I assume your pendrive drive letter as G:
Enter this command.
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
You can copy the above command –> Right-click in the Command Prompt and
paste it.
Note : Replace the letter g with your pen drive letter.
Now hit Enter and wait for sometime. That’s all, you have done !!! Now you can view all your files in pen drive without any problems.

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