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Windows 7: File folder is not showing in my pen drive, showing it is empty.

20 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
File folder is not showing in my pen drive, showing it is empty.

I have a game in my pen drive that is splits second, my friend had given this pen drive to me, but windows explorer is showing that this drive is empty, i have checked it if it is hidden but still it's not showing after i had changed settings for hidden files, and i had checked the drive properties, it is showing that 3.07 GB free of 7.44 GB, please help me...

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20 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,

The problem could be because all the data that was present inside the pen drive now have become system files by the virus. This is the reason why they are not visible even with the option “Show Hidden files and folders”.
To remove the problem this is what you need to do.
1. Go to Folder Options -> View tab
2. Make sure that your Show Hidden files and folders option is enabled.
3. Uncheck the option that reads “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)”


Now when you see your pen drive, you will find that your data is present there but in hidden form. There are 2 ways to unhide the data, either right click and uncheck the Hidden box or type in the following command in the command prompt
attrib filename –h –r –s
where filename is the complete location of the file.


Let me know if it solved your problem.
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21 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

thank you debbie, it worked n i got my problem solved.... thanx alot
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21 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi rahulevans,

Glad to hear about that. Enjoy your day
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