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How can I delete a virus on my USB when I can't see my files?

Delete virus. How can I view my hidden files?


If your USB drive has a virus, then you should not plug it into any computer or another device that does not have a virus application installed, such as Norton, McAfee, or TrendMicro. You can then use the virus application to scan the USB drive and delete or fix any infected files, while also removing the virus.

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In the event that your USB drive has hidden sectors, you may need to format it, so that you have access to those areas again. Steps on accessing these sectors can be seen in the main guide, which is linked in this Q&A.

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How can I open my files on USB using command prompt?

What can I do to get my USB files to open with a command prompt?


You can open your USB files through the command prompt by plugging your USB into any Laptop or PC, and follow the steps provided in our main guide on the topic. To access these steps, simply scroll to the top of this Q&A, and click on the title text, which will take you directly to our article on the topic. Alternatively, if the image and steps provided in this article have not helped you, you can click the link at the end of the article snippet to view the full how-to guide for viewing hidden files on your USB.

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Hello. My USB device will show as a FAT 32, empty?

I am running Windows 7, 64 bit. It started as not showing the files that I know are contained in the USB; now the device will not even mount, even though I have tried different computers. I have tried the command prompt sequence, downloaded a couple of USB fix software, but to no avail.

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About my USB. It is so crazy?

Hi! I am experiencing problems with my USB. If I connect my USB in our speaker to listen to songs, it does not read. But if I connect it to the computer, it works properly. How can I solve this?

There can be several reasons for this. Refer to the user manual for your sound system to learn what file-system formats and what files and codecs are supported. Then format the USB device on your computer with the appropriate file system. To do this, press the Windows and "E" keys and right-click the flash-drive letter. Select "Format..." Under "File System" and choose your required file system. Click "Start". After the flash drive has been formatted, place files on it in formats, either uncompressed or encoded with codecs supported by the sound system, that are supported by the sound system. For example, you may read it in the manual that your sound system accepts only a FAT32-formatted flash drive with LAME-encoded 160 Kilobit-per-second (Kbps) mp3 files. Then you will have to place only 128-160 Kbps MP3 files encoded by the LAME codec onto it.

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Took the USB to an i-cafe to print, came back defunct?

All of the folders disappeared and were replaced by a funny looking shortcut which I deleted. Properties show the same volume of used space, and files must be there, just hidden. Used the command prompt with attrib plus string of -s etc., command prompt froze. Don't know that it is different, just working on it.

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