Sometimes, if a computer is not correctly protected, it may get infected by a virus. However, not all viruses shut down our computers right away and it is possible that it takes some time before you realise there’s a virus on it - and you can plug your memory card during that period. One of the consequences of infected memory cards is that all the folders and files on it become hidden. If this is your case and you are searching for a solution, then keep reading - this article discusses how to get back hidden files and folders.
Before you go through the following steps, make sure that your files and folders are not simply in hidden mode.
If this is not the case, make sure the files and folders are not deleted. You can do that by plugging your memory card into your computer. Next, open the directory and right click on the empty space and select Properties. This way, you will see the available space on your memory card. If all the files and folders are hidden and not deleted, then the space won’t be entirely free.
Another way to do this is to scan your memory card with your antivirus program. This procedure will inform you about the number of files scanned. Once again, if they are hidden and not deleted, the number will be higher than zero.
You can delete autorun.inf files with a program:
You can also do it manually by following these steps:
There is one more thing that you can do and that we recommend: