25 Feb 2013

Recover Virus Infected Hidden Files from Pen Drive or Flash Drive


For Advanced users:
open cmd
type i: (Your Drive Letter) and enter
type attrib -s -h /s /d *.* and press enter

Below post is just a brief for the above command.

Today my Pen Drive is hit by a series of Trojan Virus, so I use Avast to clear the virus.

After scan is completed I found the Flash Drive is completely empty with no data at all.

But used disc space is showing a lot of data.



I tried ‘Show Hidden files’ option in ‘Folder Options’ but No use



I did some research and came to know that these files are hidden by Trojan Viruses within registry values.

This behavior can be changed using Command Prompt. Let’s see how it works.

Open Run (Win+R) and type cmd and press Enter.



A command Prompt will appear, type cd\ and hit enter.. This command will let the command applicable to Root directories and sub folders also.


Not type I: and Enter {Note: Type your driver letter in the place of I. (ex H, G.. etc}


Type dir/ah and Enter. This Command useful to identify the directories effected by the viruses.




Now type attrib –h –s /s /d and hit Enter [attrib –h{space}-s{space}/s{space}/d]

After a few seconds you can see your driver letter again this means the process is completed.


No I got all my data back.


Tip:
     This process is applicable not only for Pen Drive or Flash dives like External Hard Disc, but also applicable for your system drives also.

    After applying this command, some of the strange folders you have never seen may appear but don't worry, they are system related files, just hide them if you don't want or try delete if possible.

269 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for giving such a easy process to get the data. By using this today i saved from my mental tension about data lost.. THANK GOD THANK DECODER.. WE LOVE YOU

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    1. thanks alot this worked for me perfectly! i finially got all my data back after three days of being helpless!

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    1. I did that command, how will i do if it still not successful. the command said after the last command- is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable or batch file.. pls help me.. i need those files.. thanks

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    2. Thx bunny

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  3. dude u rock
    u just saved my job...
    thanx a ton man

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  4. Worked! Brilliant :D

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    1. I don't understand.. If you face any problem in resolving your problem.. Plz feel free to share.

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    2. me too it didnt work. it read Parameter format not correct

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  6. IT says by me acces denied. and then some numbers behind it.

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    1. As far as I know., Your Flash Drive (Memory Card/Pen Drive) must be having some Hardware Issues like 'Unable to access' (or) 'Asking for Format but can't format' like that..

      If you see any of this symptoms then you have to go to Data Recovery guys and recover your data and buy a new one..

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    2. Dear Decoder

      help me Decoder
      i installed a USB flash drive security on my pendrive to safeguard the data on it...after that it showed like some virus when put it on some computers !!
      so i formatted the pendrive but the software did not uninstall or lost even after formatting. and it shows only 500 KB space only now.how can i restore it back.it is a 4 GB kingston pendrive

      My email :anilsidh007@gmail.com
      Mob:9037344565
      Thank you Master Decoder.

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    3. Vetanka Naga, YOU SAVED MY LIFE. ALL OF MY SDCARD DATA WAS GONE AND THEN I SAW YOUR COMMENT. Thankyou so much!!!!!!!!!!!! I owe you! I didnt know what I have to do with access denied sdcard. once again thankyou so much!

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  7. I've never done this kind of thing before...but it worked perfectly!!! THANK YOU!! :D

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  8. this is just awesome man.... thanks for great help

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  9. oh thanks buddy............what a great info u shared......I just saved my all data....thank u so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  10. it says parameter format not correct. some help pls....

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    1. Instead of using dir/ah use the following commands and let me know the error repeats...
      open cmd
      type i: (Your Drive Letter) and enter
      type attrib -s -h /s /d *.* and press enter

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    2. thanks sir
      same problem accour at my PC but u solve this
      thank you so much

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    3. Even I tried with above command I am not good... Getting 'attrib' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

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  11. Thanks a lot. You saved my life today!!!
    God Bless you!!!

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  12. I second that, I was ready to kill....thought I had lost a whole manuscript.
    Instructions were clear, concise, and even a dummy like me was able to retrieve what I thought was lost and gone forever.
    thanks so very much.

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  13. Mr.Venkat Naga Raju lots of thanks

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  14. Yeah, it works well.. thanks a lot. Though the cmd did not process properly and gave access denied ..{Drive} system volume information error, nevertheless the file attribute was changed and thus solved the issue.. thank you once again Decoder

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  15. thanks frnd for ur valuable support i got my data back

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  16. After going thru the process, one file showed in my pen drive as FOUND.000 ON opening this file a no. of files with exten chk is being opened. Any suggestions how to recover this. Thanks in advance

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    1. FOUND.000 is related to chkdsk command...Try this trick>>>Go to Folder Options>>and Deselect hide extension of... and Hide protected operating... and make sure you selected show hidden files also.

      In most of the cases you can see few hidden folders, one of them containing your data. If this process fails! try the suggestions in the link below

      http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090112210251AAokfa3

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    2. File not found- is what its displaying.,.. help..!

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    3. Thank God and Thank you... This extra step did the trick after a long struggle.

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  17. After this process also , i cant getting files....

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    1. Is there any error..please brief so we can work something on it.

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  18. thanx a lot..i got my data back in first try only ..

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  19. After the process it shows Parameter not corrected

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    1. You Try my New trick on this....Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

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    2. Excellent work sir!! it worked as a wonder!! U R the MAN!!!

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  20. Hi... Really good lead... thanks allot dear... u saved my data

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  21. Hi,
    This is really helpfull
    thanks for help...

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  22. Even applying the above tric i cant find any data in my pendrive.
    memory status indicating that data is there but not visible.

    Please help

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    1. ou Try my New trick on this....Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

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  23. Hi...

    I tried it. But my pen drive files and folders are not recovered. (actually pen drive is virus affected and then i cleared all the virus. After clearing the virus the folder is showing "This folder is empty".

    Please suggest me, how can i recover my datas...

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  24. Thank you so....... much its working i recovered my data

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  25. I did this to find hidden files on my micro sd card, and as soon as I did it, my computer stopped recognizing my micro sd card, it wont read it AT ALL, even when I check in disk management, its not there, and I took it out put it back in a million times, I also restarted the computer, that didnt help either. But when I put the same 8 gig micro sd card into my Nook Color, it reads it just fine! pleaseee tell me how to reverse whatever you did??

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    1. 1st>> Using this attrib command will have no effect on detecting your Micro SD, it may be because of a bad USB port or something else.

      2nd>>Because your card is detected by some other devise..you can do the same procedure to un hide your files.

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  26. thnks a lot man....i really-really mean it.....you save my life dude.....thnks again....pheew....what a relief...thnks....

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  27. Thnks a lot man...this is just awesome man....

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  28. you're the best man .. thank u so much ..

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  29. Thank u frnd i got my data back thnks a lot........//////

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  30. M faing a prblm with my sd card, it creates a file named forever.exe n sum other files, it erases or hides everything i trnsfr frm my pc or n wen i dwnload smthing, it dosnt open n is not even scanned by the antivirus, how can i get rid of this virus?

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    1. I think you are facing problem with Viruses..use any anty virus to get rid of them...

      And this post is just about hidden or missed files after cleaning with anty virus.

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  31. Thanks a lot, Decoder!!! It worked perfectly. You just saved me from a lot of problems. Keep up the good work. :)

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  32. none of the anti virus is able to scan it, ive tried malware bytes, avg n i formatted the card a several times with the formatting tool n with the windows as well, nothing happens!
    ive even done a factory reset of my fone along with the sd card but still it corrupts everything e.g songs, videos n pics........does anybody has the solution?

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    1. If the files are unreadable and showing Huge File Size (ex 2Gb instead of 2 MB)?

      Then Throw your SD Card...It's life is over

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  33. does anybody has a solution to my prblm?

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  34. It won't work. It says that files are corrupted, run disk check...
    Is there alternative that i can do?

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  35. d problem wid me is dat weneva I cnct any extrnl drive wid my laptop all d foldrs in d driv bcmz a shortcut nd d original files gts hiddn... I trid ur method. by ur method d original foldrs strts showin alng wid d shortcuts. bt as soon as i refresh d driv agan d foldrs gts hiddn nd d shortcuts remain der... m usin win8 nd hv win defender. hv scannd my laptop many tymz bt its nt showin any typ of virus threats. plz gv me a permanent soltn.
    desperately waitng for ur rply.

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    1. Use a Good Antyvirus (like Kaspersky) to wipe out all the viruses.

      then apply the above methods to get back data.

      Best of Luck

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  36. THANK YOU VERY MUCH DUDE!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!

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  37. some help here boss!
    i did what u wrote and in the end it came like " the target of the symbolic link USBC8n*a does not exist.

    iam stuck with all my important clinical photos hidden in my SD card.

    PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!

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    1. you can follow the same procedure said below...

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  38. still cant get it... :(

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    1. You Try my New trick on this....Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder

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  39. Thanx buddy!! You rock, but not all of my files are recovered some are still missing they appear in the form of Found.00 and other files which are recovered cannot be viewed in my PC. Please Help!!

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  40. really thank you

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  41. plz help me!!!!

    i think my laptop s affected by virus or somethind!!!! when i open any movies or vedios its not opening.. its showing lyk some document file!!! and every time wen im inserting datacard into my lap it's now showing tat it has autorun!!! how to solve this and get back o my normal usage??????

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    1. I'm afraid your Lappy was infected by "Trojan Viruses" which can be disinfected by several Antyvirsu programs.

      In some of the rare cases you maight have to install OS also... Contact nearest showroom.

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  42. Thank you very much, its working properly.
    Thanks, Good Luck,

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  43. All folders of my pendrive became applications and all folders are 3.2 mb in size. I can not open any of them. Plz help me

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    1. If any of the data appears to be your's then Scan with a good antyvirus and recover your data using above instructions.

      If all the applications you are talking about are not belong to you...then delete them,

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  44. THANK YOU SO MUCH its working great.. Now i got my datas.

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  45. thx u so much sir , u saved me from this i got my live project back

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  46. Thankx man!

    James

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  47. Hi, I copied the instructions exactly, but after I typed in dir/ah the following message came up:
    Volume in drive G has no label
    Volume in Serial Number is 9016-4EF8
    Directory of G:\
    File not Found
    G:\>

    I continued to type attrib -h /s /d anyway, and then the following message appeared:
    The target of the symbolic link G:\DCIM\133_PANA\....(then the strange file name combination of letters,icons,etc) does not exist.
    There was a whole long list of these messages with different strange file names on the end of each of them. Finally ending in G:\>
    I would be ever so grateful if you could help me out please, it would mean the world to me to get my files back. Thank you ever so much!
    Jess.

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    1. You Try my New trick on this....Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder

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    2. I did the same... it still didnt show the folder such as my flash drive manufacture ...

      The files that are made by this virus are of the same size as the files i saved on the disk...
      Anser

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    3. I have the same problem as Jess...

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  48. Thanks buddy a lot, got my important files back

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  49. i did as you said, nothing happened :(

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    1. Did U See any Error..Plz share details...so I can help U.

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  50. pliz help me!!!!

    i saved my files in data D but some of them are hidden due to virus...i did the process you have shown above but when i reach in typing (attrib –h –s /s /d) the reply says attrib h is not recorgarnazed as internal or external command, operable programe or batch files.

    thnk you

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    1. You have to use attrib -s -h /s /d *.* but not "attrib –h –s /s /d".

      Try now

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  51. still cant find my hidden files guys...my sd card has a capacity of 8gb..the files visible is only 3gb..any help guys..tnx

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    1. So You are Saying 3Gb Data is Visible and Remaining 5 GB Is not Visible?

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  52. it didn't worked...what should i do? :(

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    1. Try This
      Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

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  53. Thank you so much! Got all my pictures back! Here's some internet kisses for you. xxxx

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  54. Thanks....it really works.....

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  55. Hey,
    I recently connected my blackberry to PC and as soon as disconnected it, none of my files are showing on phone though it appears when connected to PC. And the media folders are also in shortcut formats. I have tried the above procedure and it worked for the first time. But, i'm facing the same problem again and it is not recovering this time. Please help ?
    I didnt find any virus in my computer too.
    Please reply.

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    1. If the files are showing as shortcut folders/files...then it is defensively work of Trojan Viruses...Use a Good Antyvirus and follow the above said instructions.

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  56. thank you very much it really worked for me and i got my 30 gb data back. thank

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  57. super bro, it really worked

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  58. Thnx man ....... Nyce Sharing

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  59. Great, Awesome , I got my data back

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  60. Thanks a lot i wanted the pendrive data very badly and the steps explained were too good


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  61. Very good solution I got my data visible.
    S.Shankaraiah

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  62. I WORKS GREAT. Man your solution saved months of my work data. Thank you so much
    God Bless You :)

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  63. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU SIR!!!!!!!!

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  64. Tq SO MUCH! it works! God bless u! ^,~

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  65. thank u so much.

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  66. Just wanted to know: if these steps don't work, will my "hidden files" be affected? Cuz i'm hesitant to try it out cuz i'm afraid i might lose all my files. A response would be highly appreciated tnx

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    1. Need not to worry a little.

      These steps just changes your folder attrib (i.e behavior) but cannot delete them...U can apply without any hesitation

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  67. Hello sir... i want to know that why files are hidden and how to completely remove the recover virus from my card? Thanks...

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    1. Better Install a good Antyvirus in your PC & use it to wipe out viruses.

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  68. Hi,
    after entering my driver letter it is showing like the folder not recognized
    pls help out of this

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    1. God.. I should have added this alternate solution earlier... any way follow this

      Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

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  69. thank sir,,,,,..... it worked.........

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  70. Dear Sir this is great n works so fast, earlier I having been doing in a computer having operating system xp, which shows those kinds of files in hidden format n it was much difficult. Thank u sir once again for posting such tricks/methods. Ali from Maliku (Minicoy) Lakshadweep

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  71. Thank u very much..

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  72. thank you so much sir. it really worked! :)

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  73. I m getting an error when i type dir/ah and hit enter

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  74. God Bless you boss..... you saved my all precious data.... God Bless You...!

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  75. I am getting the error message 'attrib-h' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Any suggestions?

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  76. thank u sooooo much,........u helped me to recover my most most important data...Thanks a lot..

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  77. after giving attrib -h -s /s /d it is appearing "the target of the symbolic link [filename] does not exist" and USB cannot recognized pop up. Every time same thing is happening

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  78. thanks , any other sites command not run directly
    but yur run

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  79. The problem is memory card is affected with gameu worm... which automatically generates a shortcut of the removable disk ! Space is empty I don't know how ... are all my files vanishd becoz of d malware or there's hope ? 'll d cmd steps u mentioned help gaining my data back ?

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  80. thanks a very lots ;)

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  81. Thanks a lot I can't express my happiness, once again many thanks for you, God bless your life

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  82. Thank you sooo much!!! I have a presentation tomorrow and i thought i lost all my data.. You've savd my day.. God Bless :)

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  83. i tried the same. but no benefit. pen drive is showing only the shortcut icon of all the files and folders

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  84. thanks a lot..it recovered my hidden files and data...

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  85. ..thanks a lot..it really worked and helped me recover my hidden files and data from my virus infected pendrive..

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  86. i have copies of my visa office account documents on my pendrive and now i cant find all the pictures on it including my visa copy...i tried the attrib-s-h/s/d *.* but it did not work.......
    my drive is labeled G:
    attrib-s-h/s/d' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.....................that is what my computer says..help me please

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    1. If you type "attrib-s-h/s/d *.*" it wont work...
      you have to use proper spacing "attrib -s -h /s /d *.*"

      attrib –h –s /s /d and hit Enter [attrib –h{space}-s{space}/s{space}/d]

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  87. i faced the same problem i had my father's very rare photos on my memory card then my cousin connected my memory card twice to his laptop to copy a document and i lost everything in it,, i then formated the memory card and tried to recover but some of the pictures are not being recovered i tried many softwares but that was useless,,, plz if you could help me

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    1. Y Formate???
      Go to a tech person and recover the important memories.. Careful ..more you use your pendrive after format the less chances of recovery.

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  88. you saved my day..this post was awesome...keep it up...I WAS ON VERGE OF FORMATING...thanks.

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  89. ABSOLUTELY GENIUS !!! Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOO Much :) :) :)

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  90. Worked Perfectly!!!
    Thnx

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  91. Still I cannot recover my pics at Sony memory stick, after typing the the attrib.... the commant
    the command is " 'attrib' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

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    1. Space should be accurate in commands.. If feel uncomfortable try the option used by the guy commented after u.

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  92. Thanks to you Venkata Naga Raju I tried this instructions below and tried decoder again and WOW it really works!!!, it helps a lot, Thanks again and God Bless you!

    Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
    1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
    2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
    3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

    Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

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  93. Good one..... I recovered my data from my pen drive

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  94. Amazing! Thank you for such clear instructions. I thought my memory stick was history. It's 32 GB, so a pretty large part of my life was stored there.

    You took the low part of my day and turned it into a high (and made me feel like Neo as a bonus), so cheers!

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  95. Marvellous....... it did worked...... thanks...............

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  96. Dude, Thanks, I saved 805 MB of data. Thanks a lot.

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  97. Thanks a lot it Works like a charm!

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  98. You are geniusssss......................great, i recovered my data back..
    Thanks a lot.

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  99. Hi I had tryed with above command attrib -s -h /s /d *.* but still it not working.
    As i have checked before because of virus all folders were created as .exe.
    and after scan all folders are hidden now.
    so, how can i get it back..?

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  100. Thank you sooooooo much my dear friend.... It really works....... brilliant....

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  101. Wasere homie! Working one time!

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  102. hey, after I get my hidden files back. will there be virus in my laptop after doing this?

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  103. really i have no words to thank you (Y)

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  104. AFTER FOLLOWING ALL SIR I AM, GETTING ERROR ACCESS DENIED

    PLEASE HELP

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  105. what is this decoder? Is that any software or what, please help me..
    I had unchecked the file extensions and os files as well but I didnot worked for me.. Please help me

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  106. thanks a lot. It worked as suggested.

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  107. First time I try codes, and it WORKED! Thaaank youu so much!!! :D

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  108. its too good.its very heplful steps please follow to the steps and get result.you are like a jaam man just keep it up................

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  109. Hi Venkata,
    I'm also facing the same problem-file size seen but can't see my files/ folders in the pendrive.
    My data is really crucial and I want to recover them.
    I'm reading and have tried lot of free software too but in vain.
    Followed ur advice too but it shows not recognized as external or internal command.
    All these are driving me nuts. I've come home but not able to enjoy my vacation too as I'm low due to all this.
    Please help and guide me.

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    1. Need not to try any additional Software..It may make the problem worse.

      If the error shown as "not recognized as external or internal command" then you are typing the command wrong make sure you type as follows..

      attrib –h –s /s /d and hit Enter [attrib –h{space}-s{space}/s{space}/d]

      If you find any difficulty with these codes, you can follow much simple procedure as shown below...

      Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

      Let me know after trying this one..

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    2. sir im from chennai one i insert my pendrive or sd card via usbport it wil shows hidden files of short cut , i didnt copy any files from computer so plz help me

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  110. Many Thanks!!

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  111. This worked for me too. Thanks Venky

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  112. THANK YOU!!! Thanks to you I got 50Gb of photo's back!

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  113. derric owaga- KENYA15 July 2014 at 16:11

    what is your name again? you such a good person! thank you very much

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  114. Did someone here ask MY NAME!!!..Oh god this is enough for my life...Satisfaction level (Pro Hacker)..Hehe

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    1. please help me. all the photos and videos of my baby's first birthday are missing... but the SD card still shows usage of almost 4GB. i correctly followed ur detailed instructions, i tried both solutions you gave. on the first option i got this error :
      The target of the symbolic link G:\MP_roov".""" does not exist
      Unable to change attribute - G:\MIQC""""."""
      The target of the symbolic link G:\ does not exist
      On the second option i did not find an icon. but new folders are visible like MP_root , FOUND.00 and unnamed folders but all are empty..
      please help me... losing so much memories are really depressing... please help... please email me too at my work.email... elabaduya@yahoo.com. thanks

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    2. Go to Tools in My Computer>>Folder Options>>View... and Do the following things.
      1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
      2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
      3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

      Then you can see a small I con with your Flash Drive manufacture (ex.Sandisk, Sony..)..I'm sure you can find your files in that folder.

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  115. thank you so much.... i got my data back....it was so simple....

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  116. Thanku soooooo much....:)

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  117. mad you're great , thx u a lot , you saved my files , ty again :)

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  118. REALLY GUD..I GOT MY DATA BACK..THANK U SO MUCH

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  119. THANK U....I GOT MY DATA BACK

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  120. hey my name is balaji.....
    i having a problem on my sd card.... as
    "file is not accessible. the filename directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect".
    plz help me ...

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  121. thanks so much for this straight forward guide I easily fixed my SD card.

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  122. After typing attrib -h -s /s /d my reply is :
    The target of the symbolic link D:\weird file (trojan i think) does not exist .
    The next 10 files are the same but with the weird file names. Please help , I have tried using AVG and Avast to scan but it says no virus found. Please help.
    All my kids photos are on this 32g micro. Atm its showing 31 gig free space.

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    1. If the SD Card showing 32 GB free space means there are no files or hidden files in it. maybe unwanted formate caused the data loss.

      You can recover the lost data using Data Recovery Software..
      If you can do data recovery by yourself reply me..I'll tell the procedure

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  123. Thank you so much!! ;)

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  124. LOVE YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE!!!. YOU JUST SAVED ME A HEAD LOTA TROUBLE!!!!!

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  125. thank you so much .......

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  126. yeah seriously it works. thanks a lot

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  127. Thank you very much your solution worked..

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  128. it didnt work for me. infact it just deleted my files. now im empty handed:(

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  129. Awesome....!! i got my data back. its really worked. Thanks to you a lot. Thanks once again

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  130. Thanks a lot for this!!!!

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  131. Thanks a lot. it worked like magic...

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  132. Hi, I have tried all possible solutions.. tried command attrib -h -s /s /d *.*, No Luck.. then tried your alternative solution.. 1. Select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders'
    2. De-select - Hide Extension for known files
    3. De-select - Hide protected operating system folders..

    STILL My Pendrive showing nothing except occupied few space/// and few symbolic icon inside.. i didnt find any manufacturer icon after your alternate solution..PLZ HELP...

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  133. dude thanks for helping, but when i open my snap it cant preview..kindly help asap

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