Removable disk empty folder problem [Solved/Closed]

Jerry000 1 Posts Tuesday March 5, 2013Registration date March 5, 2013 Last seen - Mar 5, 2013 at 05:58 AM - Latest reply:  Pugan667
- Dec 11, 2017 at 07:32 AM
I have a kingston 15GB USB and when I plug it in it shows me instead of usualy KINGSTON, it shows me Removable Disk. It also shows that it is not empty: 60,08MB free of 15,0GB. But when I click on it, it says Empty folder. I allready look for hidden folder option but nothing. Is there any way to see my files? What can I do? It seems like the files are there but I cant reach them (virus?). I scann for viruses witm malwarebytes...but also 0. Doesnt even find folders. Please help me, I need those files on my USB.

I allready check for hidden files, but nothing. In disk manager it shows my pen drive and it shows that there is 60,08MB free of 15,0GB. I also run antivirus and nothing.

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1) Insert your removable media in the USB port. Notice the drive letter (say, h)

2) Open a command prompt (start>run>type 'cmd' without comma>right click on the black icon that appears> "run as administrator")

3) Type following and press enter:
attrib -h -r -s /D /S h:\*.*

So, if your drive letter is k, then the command you type will be:
attrib -h -r -s /D /S k:\*.*

4) Check your drive, you should be able to see ALL folders and files.
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Thanks bro it really works
Thanks a lot. The command prompt option really worked!
Yes! Thanks Brother. It worket for me!!!
Zohaib R 2416 Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date November 12, 2017 Last seen - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Hi Jerry000,

Please check the below mentioned thread. The fix has worked for many users facing the same problem as you are.

Do reply with results.