Flash drive show as a folder

TomO - Oct 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM
 rafiq - Aug 13, 2010 at 01:23 AM
I left my flash drive attached as I rebooted an XP sp3 computer and before I could stop it CHKDSK ran. Now the flash drive shows as a folder and some systems don't recognize it. Is there anything I can do to make it recognizeable again??



2 responses

I figured it out.

Flash drive was infected with virus, and your antivirus has removed the virus. Enable hidden files , right click and choose explore delete any autoplay.inf and unwanted files in your flash drive which are hidden.
wow it worked. thank u sooooo much :-). I thought i needed a new flash and had lost all my assignments
If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in hidden mode.
Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.
Here I assume your pendrive as G:
Enter this command.
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter