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Ask a question rmb - Last answered on Nov 29, 2016 at 07:35 AM by Yawar Khattak

I could not able to get my hidden file in external hard disk using attrib -r -a -s -h command, My file name is New Folder 2.

after running the command dir/ah the file name is showing as New Folder <2> please help me out solving this issue..
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Try this 1

Follow the below instructions.
  • First remove the autorun.inf file.
  • Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"
  • Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your pendrive now.
  • This will remove the autorun.inf files from drives and plug your handy drive to
  • remove the autorun.inf file from it also.
  • [Note : Make sure Dot Net Framework is installed in your PC or click on the below link and download the Dot Net Framework.]

  • Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and press Enter.
  • Here I assume your pendrive 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 : Replace the letter g with your pen drive letter.
  • Now check for your files.

  • Click on Start --> Run --> type control folders and press Enter.
  • "Folder Options" will be opened. Click on the "View" tab.
  • Now select the option "Show hidden files, folders or drives" and uncheck the check box "Hide protected operating system files" --> Click on "OK" button.
  • Now look for your hidden files in your drive.
  • [Note : Later undo the changes you have made by once again going to "Folder Options" --> Click on "View" tab and click on "Restore Defaults" button --> Click on "OK".]

3) After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link :

Good Luck
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steven jan- Nov 27, 2013 at 06:20 AM
thanks a lot!
elahe- Dec 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM
lots of thnks:)
Salman- Jan 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Thanks alot, it really worked, God bless u:)
Yawar Khattak- Nov 29, 2016 at 07:35 AM
Thanks a lot Dear

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