How to recover hidden files from usb drive/memory card
Unhide files from usb flash drive and SD card
USB drive and memory card are often used to transfer data between different desktop computers and laptop notebooks, also for backup stroage of personal photos, videos, music files, documents such as Microsoft Word docx files, Powerpoint Presentation ppt files, Microsoft Excel files, pdf, folders, assignment or data for work, etc.
However, there are many reasons which cause files and folders on usb drive and memory card to be hidden. If the storage device doesn’t have these setting enabled or it could be due to undetected malware. Users may need to remove auto run files first and then proceed with removing the infected files using a recommended anti-malware. So your USB drive or memory card are containing data but when opening the USB/memory card, it is empty. The cause may be due to a virus that hides files. So how to restore hidden files in USB?
Method 1: The virus may hide the files and folders, so you got to unhide them.
Step 1. Run command
If you use Windows XP, yu can go to "Start" --> Run -->type 'cmd' and click OK button.
If you use Windows Vista, 7 or Win8, press and hold keyboard key "Win" and the R, you will see run dialog pops, then type "cmd" and click OK button.
Step 2. In command window, enter attrib -h -r -s /s /d H:\*.* Take note that we assume the removeable drive is H:, if it's other drive letter, please change accordingly. e.g. if it's G:, then the commend will be attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.* Press "Return" keyboard key to run the commend.
If virus hides the files and folder, now you should be able to see them. If not, do not worry. You can kill the virus with some good antivirus tools.
Method 2: Kill virus with anti-virus program
Download virus removal utility and install it on your PC. Then connect infected flash card, external HDD, SD card etc to computer.
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Steps to recover hidden files from USB Flash drive and memory card
Step 1. Connect usb drive to computer. Then in Computer, you should see flash card shown as a drive letter (for example, E: ).
If you recover hidden files from memory card, connect memory card to computer with a card reader, and note down the drive letter assigned to memory card.
Step 2. Run file recovery software asoftech data recovery and then in Asoftech Data Recovery, select usb drive or memory card, then press "Next" to start scanning for lost files.
Step 3. Recoverable files will be shown in result page. Select those you want to recover, and press "Recover" button to save the files.
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