Q&A from the article:

Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

Edited by heartz, Anonymous, lindaling, Eng and 13 others

Contents

Questions and Answers

Reveal hidden files on hidden partition?

Hi, my wife has been up to no good & I've found hidden partitions on our hard drive. I ran Partition Wizard & it says there are X amount of files on the hidden drive however when I open that drive it appears blank. I have tried using command prompt -s -h -r /s /h but I get 'Access Denied' - any advise please?

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Ad

  1. 1
    Press the Windows key.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Type "create and format hard disk partitions".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Press "Enter".
    Disk Management will be opened.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Right-click a partition at the bottom of the new window.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    Select "Mark Partition as Active".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Right-click the same partition at the bottom.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    Select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..."
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    Assign a free letter, and the logical disk will be seen in File Explorer.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    Press Windows and "E" keys to open File Explorer.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

See more questions like this: I have Hidden Files on mp3 which I need to make visible please

How can I view my hidden files in my external hard drive? Please help?

How can I view my hidden files in my external hard drive? Please help

Advertisement

How can I remove this attrib from my hard drive?

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: How can I view the hidden files

Can't see my files in my PC, all files are hidden, I didn't remember the location of my files

Some days ago I hide my files on my drive, after some days I forgot the location where my hidden files are stored and I don't remember the file name

Advertisement

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

I Cannot see my USB files after using it work which has Norton Antivirus?

Hi,. I have a TDK password protect USB and I tried to use it at work. When I connected the USB Norton Antivirus didn't like it and refused to open it. I tried again once at home on my own laptop only to find when the USB ("Public":) there are no icons or files for me to access so as to log into using my password.. . Is this something Norton Antivirus has done or is it simply a Control Panel setting as suggested here in this article?. Nick

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

The above questions are from the following wiki...
Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

More questions and answers

See more questions like this: Unable to see my files in USB but they do occupy data in properties, how to show them?

I have facing a problem that In my USB files are not showing and are hidden?

Files not showing. Even when using Command Prompt and Tools View and Show Hidden files option

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: When I type c:/. it automatically shows hidden files on my USB?

Hello sir, my files have got hidden?

On pen drive, then the shortcut (link) file the virus makes has been deleted by an antivirus. I want to recover them.

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

How can I recover hidden files and folders in my USB drive?

I just scanned my flash drive for virus. Some were found and the antivirus deleted the corrupted files. Now my folders and files are not showing but the occupied space in the USB is still the same. How can I recover the hidden files and folder?

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Thank you for your assistance

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: How to open files when the USB folder show empty files?

How do I unhide specially hidden files?

If my pen drive is virus infected some of the files get hidden. They can't be regained without a special process that includes creating a batch file. I forgot how to do it. Please help.

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

Command string for unhiding hidden files?

When I use attrib -s -r- h /s /d the response is "Access is denied", even when I run the command prompt as an administrator

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

My USB drive shows 395 hidden files -- occupying about 1.5GB of 8GB used on the drive. there are only about 15 MB available?

The 395 files are all of the PDFs of my handwritten notebooks. I tried a procedure that is supposed to make hidden files visible -- but it did not work.

The procedure is at http://www.wikihow.com/Open-the-Hidden-Files-in-a-USB-Pen-Drive

I selected Windows operating system and went through the procedure -- the problem remained. When the flash drive was scanned for viruses , the scanning went quickly through about 7/8th OS it -- as judged by the green bar -- and then went very slowly until it finished and said that flash drive was OK.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

A virus scan showed normal file titles up to a point when strange file titles appeared that looked more like strings of numbers than file titles.

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

How to enable my files from pen drive after deleting .lnk shortcut?

When I plug in my USB pen drive in my PC I find a shortcut named of my pendrivename.lnk and all files are going to it. When I deleted that .lnk file using CMD, it got deleted successfully but I can't find any single file in my USB. However, my USB shows full of memory space.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: Files isn't showing when I connect pen drive in PC?

Shortcut virus has hidden my file but the disk capacity is showing them yet I can't recover them. What can I do to recover the data?

Shortcut virus has hidden my file but the disk capacity is showing them yet I can't recover them. What can I do to recover the data

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: My external device has hidden virus files. How to remove?

My pen drive refuse to show up but detected by the computer?

My pen drive refuse to display it's content after I copied movies from a friend but that is not the first time of coping something but got no problems. Just yesterday, that I went to copy and my flash drive is not showing up.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: Pen drive files hidden and scan doesn't show any virus in it

Thank you. All of a sudden I have lost all my files on my USB stick. I downloaded a program which shows that the files are still there, but they want about £50 to recover them. Can you help? I tried few tips from the net, but it made no difference?

Thank you. Rodney here. All of a sudden I have lost all my files on my USB stick. I downloaded a programme which show that the files are still there, but they want about £50 to recover them Can you help? I tried a few tips from the net, but it made no difference. I have tried: I tried two things: 1, dear I'm trying to remember. Well, the last one was to enter some code in the start (Black Box)

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: I have transfered a zip file from another computer to a USB stick and when I want to access it on my computer, it doesn't show?

I can see my file of my hard disc in my home theatre but the same file is not seen when connected to PC?

When I connect my hard disc to home theatre, I can see a file but the same file is not seen when connected the disc to laptop

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

Show USB hidden content: my USB is all full but the data is not showing, have ran antivirus scan but of no use and have used the cmd as below!

Show USB hidden content: my USB is all full but the data is not showing, have ran antivirus scan but of no use and have used the cmd as below but still the problem persist saying access is denied. It says access denied when type . G: \> attrib -s -h -r /s /d. Same question as already asked, you will solve the problem or asking and testing?

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Heartz
Premier Author
0 Articles Started
1 Article Edits
1,000 Points
Heartz is a premier author with VisiHow. Heartz has achieved the level of "Recruit" with 1,000 points. Heartz has started 0 articles (including this one) and has also made 1 article edits. 100 people have read Heartz's article contributions.
Heartz's Message Board
Heartz: Hi, my name is Heartz.
Heartz: Can I help you with your problem about "How can I view my hidden files in my flashdrive"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Alma, VisiHow, Doug Collins

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 1,038 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No