Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How to Recover Virus Infected Hidden Files from Pen Drive or Flash Drive Step by Step

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

When we scan Flash Drive with updated antivirus we found that Flash Drive is completely empty with no data at all.

But used disc space is showing a lot of data.

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

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.

Type I: and Enter {Note: Type your driver letter in the place of I. (ex G , H.. 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.

Now your all data is back.

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.


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