Recovering/ See hidden files from pen drive/ flashdrive/ memorycard


At present all people use  USB Flash drives like Pendrive , External Hard Disk etc etc.because it gives flexibility of carrying data and high speed data transfer however with popularity of  USB flash drives,  mean while number of  USB virus have  also increased troubling user by hidding properties (Attributes) of files making them hidden permanently.
If you have  virus on USB drive that hide all your file in the drive like  hides your files and folders, creates exe file extensions of your folders and even corrupt your files.

You can view these files by going to

 Tools>>Folder Options : Uncheck this both options



The attributes of these files often stay unchanged even if you uncheck hidden attribute on file/folder properties.


Their are 2 methods for getting files back

1. Automatic and 

2. Manual

 Automatic 


Download "File Recover Tool"and Copy it in your Pendrive or Memory Card and Run the Program, it will automatically Recover your Files and Folder.
Note : Some antiviruses may popup saying virus to this file but its not






2. Manual 

  • Plug your USB Pendrive or External HDD or Memory Card which is Affected.

  • Start -> Run-> Type CMD and Enter
  • In command prompt, type I:
(Note: type drive letter which is shown by computer, this drive letter varies computer  to computer )
and Hit enter.

  • Command Prompt will show I:\>


  • Then type
attrib -s -h /s /d *.*

Make sure that you put space between each elements in the code.
and hit enter and wait for few seconds.

 Screen Shot of Above Steps:

Virus Remover Command Prompt

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