N/APosted on - 05/17/2013
I want to have your help. My USB is been infected by a virus and now all my files and folders are hidden.
When I click on properties of a folder, the hidden option in the attribute is locked.
Can some one suggest a simple way to get rid of this problem?
There is an easy way to find the files in your usb.
They are hidden and do not seem there but they are there. Make sure first of all your anti virus is updated and your computer scanned for virus.
To find the files, connect your usb device to your computer and scan it too.
Then open the USB, you won’t fined them just yet. At the top corner of the window opened you will see a search box, where you will type the name of the file you are looking for in the USB and they will then appear. Copy them to another location and continue the search.
Sometimes downloading a software to unhide them is good and sometime you can only open another folder with viruses.
So you’ve got to be careful and make sure you have a good and updated antivirus before proceeding with this case.
This was my problem before. Files are hidden because my flash drive was attacked by virus. And I can't view any of the file inside my flash drive.
But, after searching for a solution I found a software to recover my hidden files on my flash drive. Just download "usbshow.exe" and run it to your computer and if it runs, just hit "Recover the hidden files" button.
Here is the screen shot
Hope this will help you best.
Hi Gulzarullah, I believe I will be able to help you solve this query.
You do not need to panic on how to unhide your files from your USB drive.
Just go to the internet and look for a program known as USB show.
You can download the software USB show from this website;
Open the zip file after download
Run the program by double-clicking on it
Specify your language
Click on 'Recover hidden files'
You will then need to choose the folder to partition files
It will recover the files depending on the disk size
I hope this solves your query