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Tutorial How to Recover Hidden Files From Flash Drives or External Hard Disks Due to Virus Infection

Discussion in 'Windows Tools & Tips' started by Draft, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Draft

    Draft Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Just encounter this problem with my Girl Friend Flash Drive and come up with this solution, credits to shoobmphcorner.net
    If the files and folders in your external hard disk or flash drive have turned into shortcuts or are hidden, here is one solution to recover your data. Operating system used – Windows 7.

    1. Install good antivirus and scan entire computer including the flash drive/external hard disk.
    2. Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, select VIEW tab, select ”Show hidden files, folders and drives” and uncheck ”Hide protected operating system files (recommended)” now click APPLY

      Folder Options

    3. Open command prompt (press Win+R, type cmd, press enter), assuming ‘G:‘ as the letter of affected drive, enter this command-

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      replace ‘g:’ with other drive letter if needed.
    You can check your flash drive/external hard disk, the data should be visible. You can restore the original folder options.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
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  2. Nice One Boss.,, slamat po sa tips
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  3. thank you boss. i was looking for something like this when my wifey's flashdrive gets infected.
    though i was able to recover all files (except for one na biglang nawala when i used something like "move" feature of the software),
    it was rather difficult.. coz it's like double-clicking the shortcuts (of the hidden files,.. one by one) revealing the original then manually copying them on another drive.
    anyway, bookmarked already(y)
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  4. Causing Glenn

    Causing Glenn daemonX Staff Member Moderator

    another way is also by using WinRar application. :D
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  5. Draft

    Draft Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Zip > Extract > Done ? :)
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  6. tnk u..............sa tips
  7. pa bookmark po nito, thanks!!!
  8. bumabalik yung shortcut ser...
  9. calypso

    calypso Forum Veteran Established

    very useful ito.. tnx sa tip..
  10. pwede rin po download nyo ung unhide na tool search nyo lang sa google
  11. Thanks for sharing :)
  12. gatorade

    gatorade Journeyman Established

    bumabalik ung shortcuts panobkaya toh? tnx

    bumabalik ung shortcuts panobkaya toh? tnx
  13. _karing

    _karing Addict Established

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