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Show Hidden Files Using attrib Command

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Files hidden by virus in my flash drive?

I tried cmd method but my cmd is saying that attrib is not recognized as a valid command .

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This can happen when your attrib.exe file has been deleted or the environment variable is missing. You can use a method or two to solve this.

Method 1.

  1. 1
    Press the Windows key and "E".
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  2. 2
    Right-click "My Computer" or "This PC".
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  3. 3
    Click "Properties".
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    Click "Advanced system settings".
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    Click "Environment Variables..."
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    Under "System variables", scroll to "Path" and click it.
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    Click "Edit..".
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    Type "C:\Windows\System32;" at the end of the string without any spaces before and after it
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    Do not erase anything else in the line.
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    Click "OK" thrice.
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Method 2.

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    Click the Windows logotype button in the bottom-left corner.
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    Type "folder options".
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    Click the "View" tab,
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  4. 4
    Click "Show hidden files, folders or drives".
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  5. 5
    Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".
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    Click "OK".
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    You might be able, unless your system is infected, to see the files on your drive.
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Method 3.

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    Find "attrib.exe" online for your operating system (Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 10, etc.) by typing "download attrib.exe Windows 7", for instance.
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    Test the file for viruses.
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    Copy it to your Windows "System32" directory
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    If the file is already there, then use other methods above.
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Now, you can use the tutorial!

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