I can't see my files which are not hidden

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Hello Dears,

i have a problem in my Computer and then I have this in my flash drive too.
problem is that I dont know what type of threat came in my PC through net or Flash drive. it hides all my folders C drives, D, E and flash drives too. whenever I click on any drive I cant see anything but when I see properties of that drive it shows data. now I formated my PC but some of my important data are in flash drive I cant see these data if I know the name of folder like my picture when I type it in address bar I:\my picture then it open n show my data. how to remove this prob?
wat type of virus is this dont have any name I tried all type of antivirus its scan all the folder in flash drive but I cant see them. plz help me if any body know this.
thnx

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  • 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..
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i follow your instructions and its ryt I already seen the hidden folders on my usb..but whats the command to see the two words folders ex: my files..... what are the commands to out in to coz I try this one attrib my files~1 -r -a -s -h but it says that parameter format not correct.....

what im going to do?
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> archie
Achie

Don not include spaces when in your parameters. i.e My Pictures would be mypict~1

Regards,
DR C
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> DR C
hi DR C!, I tried "attrib smelfo~1 -r -a -s- h" because the name of my folder is smel folder ayaw e.delet in the command prompt and the reply message to me was IT IS NOT RECOGNIZED AS AN INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL COMMAND, OPERABLE PROGRAM OR BATCH FILE. what shall I do? can anyone help me because all of my important files are on that folder... thank you..
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> kristine
to all... who use new windows command systems where dir name contains space in between folders
use attrib command like
attrib *.* -r -a -s -h /s /d

* /s attributes processes matching file in the current folder and subfolders.
* /d attributes processes folders also.
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> smart_Boy
I AM USING WINDOWS XP PRO. MY PC WAS PROTECTED BY VIRUS. I WANT TO REPAIR MY VIRUS PROTECTED FOLDER WHICH IS HIDDEN IN SUB DIRECTRY. IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE TO SHOW OR REPAIR THEM.
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if you dont like doing system tweaks so much. here's a not so technical solution: go to FOLDER OPTIONS. On the view tab CHECK "show hidden files and folders". UNCHECK "Hide protected operating system files". You will see your missing folders/files which were hidden by the virus. navigate through your these folders and just copy the files in them to a new location.
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U are the bomb....this method worked rather than trying all those nonsense command script
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yeah you are the bomb
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great dude ...........
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really it was great.
solved my problem
thanks a lot
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Thank you!!! Great!
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  • 1. Click on the Start button and select Run.
  • 2. Type in regedit in the box and click OK to start up the Editor.
  • 3. Once regedit appears, navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
  • 4. Right-click on Hidden and select Modify.
  • 5. Change the value to 1 and click OK to save your changes.
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I think your suggestions work for a computer. have tried them to restore hiden files on my flash drive but couldn't. Can you please help me with information on how to recorver my hiden files on flash drive?
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your instructions were very helpful. I am glad a computer genius like you is willing to share a piece of his (or her)
knowledge to dummies like me, haha. I really thought I will never see my beloved files again. hope you keep on posting hepful info.
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thanks very much my friends it's works
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Thank you so much
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thanks.....................
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Open command prompt
Go to USB drive location
Type dir /ah
All the files which are hidden in the flash drive will gt listed
Type attrib <file name> -r -a -s -h
If your file name contains space like(r s agarwal) then give the file name within double quotes
Thats it. Now you able to see the hidden file in your flash drive.
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thanx a lot .........
this helped me !!!
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wow!!! thanks a lot! this really helped me! 100%
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Great uggestion
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Why do I keep on getting a message like "Parameter format not correct"?
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yes it really works ....
Thanks for sugession
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go to Tools >> folder option >> View and click on show hidden files also uncheck the boxes that says hide extension for known files and hide protected operation system files ( recommended ) . check ur files in ur flash drive u will see them they all as hidden files ,, uncheck the hidden option off ur files and smile :)
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thanks it's working...
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thank you very much it work!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers!!!!
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thanks dear it worked
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Please follow the following steps to resolve USB problem of files being not seen in it.

1. Click on the Start button and select "Run".

2. Type in "regedit" in the box and click "OK" to start up the Editor.

3. Once regedit appears, navigate through
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\¬Explorer\Advanced.

4. Right-click on Hidden and select Modify.

5. Change the value to 1 and click OK to save your changes.

USB is through by following above steps.

Am sure in most of the cases it works.

Other options for drives & usb:

Method 1
To delete the Registry Hack do the following:
1- Open the Comand Prompt - Start-RUN-cmd
2- Finish the Explorer Task: taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
3- Check the following archives in C: a1.bat and autorun.inf Dir /ah
4- Change attributes -- atrrib -h -r -s a1.bat and atrrib -h -r -s autorun.inf
5- Delete this files -- del a1.bat del autorun.inf
6- Change settings of hidden folders like usuall ENJOY!!! Its done

Method 2
Just go to my computer then click tools then folder option click view then check mark show hidden files then uncheck ,hide extention for known file types and hide protected operating system files(recomended)
try it hope its help

Method 3
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..

Method 4
Use this command "attrib -s -h -r d:\*.* /s /d", it will solve your problem once in for all. use the drive letter whichever u need to be fixed as the d: in the example
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I did all but not resolved shows file not found
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Just in case all that fails, simply access the command prompt of your drive
i.e. Start>Run and then type cmd and press enter
At the command prompt type the following

attrib *.* -r -a -s -h /s /d

this will clear the attributes of all files and unhide any hidden files including those in subfolders
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To delete the Registry Hack do the following:
1- Open the Comand Prompt - Start-RUN-cmd
2- Finish the Explorer Task: taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
3- Check the following archives in C: a1.bat and autorun.inf Dir /ah
4- Change attributes -- atrrib -h -r -s a1.bat and atrrib -h -r -s autorun.inf
5- Delete this files -- del a1.bat del autorun.inf
6- Change settings of hidden folders like usuall ENJOY!!! Its done
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i would be very grateful if you can explain how to excute those steps. how to reach a1.bat or autorun.infdir ?
thanks
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bro plz help me out..couldnt follow ur steps
was only succesfull for the 1st step "taskkill /f....."
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> erfz
hi, I am in the same situation as yours. still waiting for help. please let me know if you have any luck sorting this out.thanks
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My Friend, Thank you So Much For the Solution about the files that I was not able to see on the external hardrive, your solution did work for me. have a great day.
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> Cell
I would be really grateful if you can share with us how you managed to solve this problem as I found the instructions listed above too complicated. thanks
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simple
just change path to the flash or whatever files you want and type
dir /ah
you will be able to
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Hi all! I tried the command prompt technique it it worked but my subfolders(folder inside a folder) doesn't seem to appear...HELP T__T
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> lou2124
hey I did try the attrib stuffs all that!omg it's worked!thanx u very much!!!but I have an enquiry now.how to achieve the dir /ah for the subfolders in the flash drive?please helpppp.huhuhuhu
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Hi There,

i cant see my files wich is not hidden

i can't see the whole contents of drive d: that the contents are shown by system task.

Thanks in advance.

Mohammad A. Barham
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> barham_2005@hotmail.com
Hi Mohammad,

I just settled my problem. You can use this cmd to solve your problem :

"attrib -s -h -r d:\*.* /s /d", --> this cmd for drive "D"

hope this will help you.
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> trex
you are a GENIUS!!!!!
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hi buddy,

i have tried the options displayed above but I can't able to execute those steps. here is the best option that I have done and it's working to my notebook "laptop" and now, I have accessed the files in which I can't view before.

just follow the few steps:

1.] Check whether your "task bar and start menu properties" is running on "classic start menu" or "start menu" only.
-to do this, point your mouse arrow to the task bar and right click, then select the "properties" to display the "task bar and start menu properties" then select the "start menu" tab. there you can see the current start menu being activated.

2.] If "Start Menu" is activated; do this: go to "start menu" Open "My Computer" to access it.
or if "Classic Start Menu" is being activated; do this: double click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop to open it.

3.] Right click the drive letter (e.g. C: , D: , E: , etc.), then select "Properties".

4.] Select the "Tools" tab and click the "Check Now" button.

5.] Check the boxes of "Automatically fix file system errors" and " Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors".

6.] Click "Start" button.

7.] If in case the "Disk Checking" will ask you to schedule it on the next restart of your computer, then do it.

8.] Restart the computer.

9.] While the computer is restarting and running the "Disk Checking", you will notice this message displayed on the screen "Recovering Orphan Files _______________ (name of the files you have saved in which you can't access or view".

10.] Finish the "Disk Checking" to fully recovered and fix the line errors of your hard disk.

11.] Finally, the files in which you can't access or view before are fully recovered.

Note: Do the steps above if you are "newbie user" or "advanced user"
It works great for my notebook.
Now, if it's not working in your computer, then something is really happening on your unit.
Do post any comments, so I will be updated.

Best Regards to the Staff and Moderators on this site

Gob Bless and Keep Up the Good Works! :-))
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After hours of trying all the methods I could find to fix this problem, this one finally worked. Thank you!
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Dear Kanes,
Your solution worked for me. Thanks

Regards,
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thank you "cause trouble" your solution worked for me. it was just perfect.
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thanks a lot to the one who shared this command ==>"attrib -s -h -r d:\*.* /s /d",
twas really awesome and helped me a lot ...have recovered all my files ...was desperate really though need to rename them again but that's nothing as compared to loosin all ur files ... cheers again to you.
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TO VIEW ALL HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS
1. Go to Start>>Run.
2. Type in"regedit">>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
3. Right-click on Hidden and select Modify.
5. Replace all the values from 0 to 1.

LISTEN GUYS IT WORKS 100%
TRY IT NOW
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Those who are having windows vista home basic, it is for them.

1) Access the run command by pressing the windows logo on keyboard + R (Both buttons needs to be pressed together i.e. Windows Logo & R)

2) Type regedit in run command & click OK

3) Click continue

4) Navigate through in following sequence

In the left pane
Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Click on Software
Click on Microsoft
Click on Windows
Click on Current Version
Click on Explorer
Click on Advanced

In the right pane
Right click on Hidden & click modify
In the next dialog box that appear on screen change the value to 1 & click OK & U R THRU.

Thank you thank you thank you so much for the one who provided this information in this KIOSKEA.
It worked with my USB that was containing very very very important information.
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Thanks to the solution given by one Jack, all my hitherto hidden folders & files were visible again. Bless you Jack. Worked like magic! Thanks a mill.
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