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How to fix USB when it says this folder is empty?

My USB says 1.97GB used out of 3.7GB, but all my stuff is not showing. It says folder is empty. I have tried command prompt and show hidden files but it doesn't work

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It may have been caused by disconnecting the USB device when it was still writing or planning to write data.

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    Press the Windows key and "E" to launch File Explorer.
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    Right-click the drive and click "Properties".
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    Click the "Tools" tab.
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    Click "Check" and confirm it.
    The disc check will convert the lost space into files. You can safely delete them.
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    If that did not work, install any antivirus like 1.97GB and run a scan on the USB disk drive.
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    If that still did not work, run a full system scan.
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    In rare cases, it is just the USB drive losing memory because of the limited read-write cycle; therefore, you can do nothing about it.
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My flash disk has documents, but shows empty?

I have tried to use the folder option view hidden files but still can't see. I have tried: I have tried folder option view hidden files. I think it was caused by: Maybe a virus I don't know yet

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    Access Settings on your PC.
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    Make sure you are signed in on the PC to Administrator.
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    Go to Accessories.
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    Select Command Prompt.
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    Type in (Your Drive Name):\>attrib -r -s -h /s /d *.* and without parenthesis but in the drive letter such as C:\>attrib -r -s -h /s /d *.* to see if this corrects your issue.
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How to remove bat virus from USB flash is a VisiHow QnA page with how to remove a virus from your USB. You should try this if you are not seeing this hidden files even after running the Command Prompt.

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Display adapter driver error triangle is displayed CODE 43 error HELP?

My AMD Radeon HD 8370 driver gives code 43 error, Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)". I tried downloading latest driver still no success. What to do ? Please help. I have tried: Uninstalling and installing driver again.. I think it was caused by: Well I formatted C: drive while installing Windows 7.

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    Click Start.
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    Select Search programs and files, and then type Device Manager.
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    Choose Device Manager from the list that appears.
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    Locate the AMD Radeon HD 8370 and right-click.
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    Choose Uninstall.
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    Go back to Device Manager.
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    Select Scan for hardware changes.
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    This will reinstall the drivers again.
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    Find the AMD Radeon HD 8370 and right-click for Properties.
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    In the General tab of the Properties dialog box, in Device status, you should see the message:
    This device is working properly. If it does not state that then go through the process again but this time turn off the computer after you uninstall.
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My flash-disc is full but when I open it, its shows empty?

My flash-disc is full but when I open it, its shows empty. I think it was caused by: I went to another computer and used it there but still it opens in that computer and shows all files

Run the Command Prompt in the above answer to see if this makes the files appear. You may have a corrupted USB port and should do a full anti-virus scan on the PC not showing the files.

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Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

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I cannot view my files in my flash go thumbdrive?

My thumb drive has 1GB, items saved in the thumb drive cannot be seen. And I am only left with 50MB

Sounds like you might have a virus. Run through the top solutions on this page to do full virus scans and fix corrupted drives on the PC. Definitely use the BAT virus solution in the top answer.

Help me about flash drives not working?

Help me about flash drives not working?

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    Check the USB on another PC to determine if you have corrupted ports on your PC.
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    Run virus scans on the PC and flash drive.
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    Use the Command Prompt solution.
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    Search for hidden files.
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    Reinstall drivers for your particular USB.
    If you can find them on the manufacturer of the USB's website then that is the best option.
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How to access data on thumb drive?

My thumb drive shows full of data but when you click on it under my computer it shows blank

Run the Command Prompt (attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* ) assuming that your thumb drive is in the G drive. If it is in some other drive then change the G in the attrib string. Also, remove the parenthesis. Those are just there for you to assimilate the command.

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See more questions like this: Hi, I have just checked my thumb drive and it says its empty when really it is actually full with all my uni stuff on it?

My flash drive is not displaying it's content again?

I own a working pen drive and took it to a friend's place to copy movies and some programs as well, I came back to copy but my pen drive refused to show up. Hence the computer has detected .

You probably did not eject it properly. Your drive could have also tripped the safety function to disable the CMOS after you plugged it into a friends computer. The movie you transferred could have come with a virus. Check Properties of the thumb drive on your PC and check enabled if it says disabled in CMOS. Unplug the thumb drive and clear out any previous installations and try installing the drivers fresh as stated in an above answer. Make sure that your friends computer did not assign the thumb drive to a different drive on the PC. For instance, you had it assigned to G yet your friend's PC assigned it to F.

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See more questions like this: MY EXTERNAL DISKS AND FLASH DRIVES DISPLAYING EMPTY WHEN IT IS NOT?

How to recover data from the pen drive which is having content but showing empty?

I have a 32GB pen drive, it is showing only 1GB free, but if I open the folder it is showing empty. I have selected hidden files option. Still having the same issue.

Does it appear in Disk Management? You may have to manually assign a drive letter. This is usually one of the first checks to do if your files are not showing even when you enable the hidden option.

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My h drive is access denied in my partition?

I can't see my h drive folder how to recover with command prompt

Here are some solutions for you. One may work or you might have to execute all of them:

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    Check your PC security settings.
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    Set the H drive to Everyone if it is locked on Owner.
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    In Disk Management right-click the external USB and choose Import.
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    Install Partition Wizard and Unhide Partition.
    Assign to H then click Apply.
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    Format the H drive disk again through RAW partition.
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Partition Wizard might be your best solution to resolve the H drive. This tool is genius at resolving partition errors that we encounter with USB external drives.

My flash drive was infected by a virus. Smadav said?

Smadav said that the virus is new heur. After I scanned it, all the files are missed. I see the properties and it shows me that the storage is not empty. I have followed your instruction to unhide the files using control panel, but it didn't work out. My files stay hidden. What should I do? Please help. Thanks. I have tried: Your instruction with the control panel - view - unhide files and folder. I think it was caused by: The viruses

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Please can you show me how to scan a drive from the cmd?

I want to scan a USB drive infected by virus. kindly assist me. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Nothing

Use the second answer above about the BAT virus. The program mentioned in that article will alleviate your virus problem. Follow through with using a program such as malwarebytes on your PC as well and not just get rid of the virus on your USB drive.

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I have a Fat32 formatted USB drive that appears empty on my PC?

The Fat32 USB drive opens and operates great on MAC OS; however, it appears empty when I plug it into my PC? How do I access the QuickTime movies that I know are on the USB drive?. I have tried: I tried uninstalling my USB drivers and then re-installing. I've tried the classic reboot the computer. Same result. USB Drive opens up, but it appears empty.. I think it was caused by: I think there appears to be some incompatibility between Windows 10 and Mac OS.

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Your Mac may have journaled the USB. Unfortunately to fix this, you would have to wipe out the USB drive so back it up on your Mac first. You also will need to update the drivers on the USB to be compatible for Windows 10.

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I see 14.59 GB data in my flash drive in properties but I can assess to only 4.59 GB data. I?

I am using window 10 and I don't find the appearance and personalization section. There is only personalization section and I don't find 'Folder' too.

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    Find and uninstall the Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
    Reboot your PC and they should be reinstalled.
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    Update your drivers for the PC from your PC manufacturer website and not the stock Windows 10 ones.
    This is especially important if you upgraded to Windows 10 recently.
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    Check for updates for Windows 10.
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    Uninstall the drivers for the flash drive found within Device Manager and then reinstall with the manufacturers drivers of the USB flash drive.
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I can't see my pdf docs in E drive, how can I solve this?

I can't see my pdf docs in E drive, how can I solve this

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    Update Adobe Reader/Acrobat.
    Find the program your PC settings and check for updates.
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    Try opening by selecting Open with Microsoft Edge if you have Windows 10.
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    Open the Control Panel and find Programs and Features.
    Select Add or Remove Program. Find Adobe and click the Change tab.
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    Make sure you assigned E to open Adobe PDF's as the viewer.
    Go through the process again if you did.
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Hopefully one of these is a solution for you.

My external hard drive can't be view in my computer?

I don't know if it is hidden or what. the light indicator is OK.

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