USB drive is visible but content is not. [Solved/Closed]

Pranshu - Dec 27, 2011 at 11:45 PM - Latest reply:  DAB
- Jan 12, 2018 at 03:45 AM

Whenever is plug any USB drive to my laptop(having original windows Vista) autorun gives error(failed to access drive),however drive is visible.
But when I open this drive folder, content is not Accessible. Only icons of every folder/file is available.

Please provide appropriate solution for the same.

Thanks in advance.

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- Dec 28, 2011 at 02:35 AM
Thank you

Try this 1.

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your External

hard drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your External hard drive and also from

the drives.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your External hard drive 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 External hard drive letter.

Now check for your files in External Drive.

Step 3:

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

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.

Thank you, bionik 26

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