Pendrive folder appears empty [Solved/Closed]

sure - Jan 27, 2011 at 01:16 PM - Latest reply:  nancydrew
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Hello,
friends
can anyone please help me.
my system is not reading the folders in pendrive and also folder and search option is disabled


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jack4rall 6524 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 27, 2011 at 02:55 PM
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Hello,

Try this 1.

Check whether files are not in hidden mode.

Click on "Start" --> In search box, type cmd and press "Enter".

"Command Prompt" will be opened.

Here I assume your pen drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

[You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.]

Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your pen drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in your pen drive.

Good Luck.
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Thank you very much, that helped
I tried as you said and lo and behold!!My files returned
jack4rall 6524 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 27, 2011 at 03:10 PM
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Hello,
Try this 1
attrib -r -s -h /s /d g:\*.*
Copy the above command, right-click in the command prompt and paste it
Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your pen drive letter.
Or
Click on Start --> Search box, type control folders and press enter. Folder Options will be opened.
Click on "View" tab --> Select the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" and uncheck the check box
"Hide protected operating system files" and click on OK. Now look for your files in your pen drive.
Good Luck.
Thank you po. It really works. :)
thanks a Lot
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when I am trying to open my pendrive it shows empty but while checking the properties its showing some used space
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yes it works
thanks alot
Serveral times I formatted the usb and again copy files into usb but when after removing usb recheck the folder is shwoing empty but space is full as per file

I think it may be usb problem
several t ime I tried the command ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D G:\*.*
BUT NO BENEFIT
jack4rall 6524 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 27, 2011 at 02:47 PM
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Hello,
Let us know what happens when you are trying to open the folder. Is there any error message that is being displayed ?
Good Luck
jack4rall 6524 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 28, 2011 at 07:22 AM
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Hello,
Try this 1
First make sure to check the folder options once again. If you PC is infected then even when changing the option to show hidden files and system files, it won't let you change it.
OR
Download file commander application from the below link and install it
http://www.freecommander.com/
Plug your pen drive ---> open file commander--->select your pen drive. It will help you to access hidden files.
Good Luck
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sorry yar it doesnt works
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Bravo! It worked, I can seen my whole files, by this command. some friends facing problem to implement it, I want to suggest all of you as I experienced, that my computer takes some time to drive this command. I just pasted it. changed desired drive name (as already mentioned in main topic), pressed "Enter", Wrote "Exit" And Minimized Command Window to let it its time. And forget, after some time it will be run itself. Thank You.
attrib -r -s -h /s /d g:\*.*

This Code works, just write it in the Run program. And place your location if its H:\ or I:\ or G:\ or E:\
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Thank U Jack.. Even I could recover my data with it..
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It worked yar, thank you very much