How to recover hidden files from pendrive and other external disks?.
Your folder is invisible or you cannot see your important data in your flash drive or any other external disk due to some virus, if you do scan either you have to remove the corrupted folder/files or you should repair it, repairable files you can recover it, other files there is no direct option to recover, before formatting your drives and losing your data, follow the simple steps to recover your hidden folders/files.
To recover Operating system files
Some folders, due to OS security by default made it as hidden, to view those folder in any of your Drive(Either external or internal) go to Control Panel ->Folder Options->View->uncheck ’Hide Protected Operating system files(Recommended)’ option
Now let’s see
How to recover hidden Files from Pendrive/Memory cards/Hard disks
In order to recover hidden files from any external hard disk, you need to write few commands in Command Prompt
Press CTRL+R ->Enter CMD and Enter or Click on Run Tab ->Enter CMD and Enter
In The command window, select the Drive which you want to recover your files
Ex . “H” (drive name), command is Enter cd\ then Enter, then Enter your drive name Ex. H:
Then Type ‘attrib –h’ to view hidden files (without single quotes)
attrib -s -h F:\infoyep ‘infoyep is the folder name’ you are recovering
Enter attrib –s- h /s /d *.*(Enter exactly with spaces)
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* ‘Assuming g drive is a affected drive, you can replace g to any other drive
Attrib : To Change the attributes of a single File/Folder/Directory
-h : To enable Hidden files
-s : Modifies the behaviors of the File/Folder/Directory
Which types of Files You can recover?
By using above method you can recover Ms Office files (word, excel, power point) csv, HTML, .Net, Java, Video’s, Flash, Mp3, Etc.
How to hide a file from your hard drives/flash drives
In order to prevent from unauthorized access, you have to hide your confidential files from your desktop/laptop, follow the simple steps to do so.
Open Command prompt and select your drive
attrib +s +h F:\infoyep ‘infoyep is the folder name’ you are hiding
To unhide use + , to hide use – (minus)
By using above method you can hide Ms Office files (word, excel, power point) csv, HTML, .Net, Java, Video’s, Flash, Mp3, Etc.