Unhide Files Folders Hidden by Virus in USB

Last updated on July 21, 2020


Files would disappear or seemed deleted by virus, is there any to unhide the files? Or what if the files were hidden by another person, is there any way to show the hidden files? Don't worry, here are some free ways that you may recover files from virus attacked usb for free.

Way 1- How to show hidden files in usb using attrib command in Windows10/8/7

How to recover hidden files or folders from virus infected usb pen drive with cmd attrib command? You may follow this route to start cmd and type attrib cmd to unhide files folders from usb flash drive.

Click "Start" Menu > "Run" > type "cmd" > type "attrib -h -r -s /s /d h:\*.* "

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What is Attrib command?

Attrib command is a command line provided in DOS Windows OS, "In computing, ATTRIB is a command in Intel ISIS-II, DOS, IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows and ReactOS that allows the user to change various characteristics", reported on Wikipedia as the definiation of ATTRIB.

What does each attrib command mean?

  1. - : clear an attribute
  2. h - hidden file attribute
  3. r - read-only file attribute
  4. s - system file attribute
  5. d - process folder as well

Way 2 - How to Unhide Files in Pen Stick When Files/Folders Hidden in Windows?

Here is another way that you may unhide files or unhide folders from usb in Windows 10/8/7.

Open the pen drive on computer and click "Tools" > "Folder Option" > click "View" tab > click "Show hidden files and folders"

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