I Can't Find Some of My Files on My USB!!

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Okay, I'm sure many people have this problem. My dad found out that our laptop was reaching its free space limit and decided to transfer all of my files and documents onto a USB. I'm a writer and my life basically depends on my books (obviously) so, when I looked through the USB files--my photos were there, my old school papers, even some of my earliest work (which is not worth reading, might I add.). But my ideas, outlines, novels--finished or in need of editing--aren't there. Where'd they go? All of my files are `un-hidden' and they're still not there. All of the missing files were in briefcases on my desktop--if that might have anything to do with it. My dad is really beat up about it too, he feels awful, he keeps apologizing and I don't want him to feel so bad.
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Hello

Try this:

1. click start>>run>>type in "cmd"
2. type the location of your flash drive.. e.g. "d:", "e:", "f:", etc..
3. type "dir /ah"
*you will now see the files/folders with hidden attributes
4. type "attrib [name of file/folder] -r -a -s -h"
*if you're going to unhide files, you should type the whole name plus the extension (format).. example "attrib party.jpg -r -a -s -h"
**if you have folders with 6 characters and above, type the first 6 characters then "~1".. example for folder named "birthday"
"attrib birthd~1 -r -a -s -h"
5. you should repeatedly type dir /ah after unhiding some files/folders so you'll know if they're now working or not..
6. now check you flash drive.. it should be there..

Good luck
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