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How can I recover my files on memory card that got corrupted folders when I was downloading pictures yet my computer has no virus?

I shot with my camera Nikon d7200 yesterday, but when I got home to download them to my PC the folder was corrupt, I could not download any of the pics yet the memory card still shows the space is occupied by some stuff which I can not access. It is different cause I used a camera and I can't access my files which has never happened to me

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How can I show the hidden files on a drive of computer?

My computer's D drive indicates that it is almost full but on opening to see what files are contained, it displays nothing.

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The problem you're having can be caused by many things, but most commonly it's either viruses or malware, which we discussed in the main article. Other times it may be that you've accidently hidden the files with a wrong click, which we'll discuss below.

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To access data on your D Drive, follow these steps:

  1. 1
    On your home screen, click on the Start menu.
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    From the Start menu, select 'Control Panel'.
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    When the Control Panel window opens, click on 'Appearance and Personalization'.
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    On the Appearance and Personalization settings, select 'Folder Options'.
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    Click on the 'View' tab.
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    Under 'Hidden files and folders', click on the 'Show hidden files, folders, drives' option.
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    Now check your D Drive, and you should see your hidden files.
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    Run an Antivirus program like Avast, Kaspersky, McAfee, or Norton and scan your computer for possible viruses.
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If you still can't access your files, read our main article to learn how to unhide your data using the Command Prompt. You can access this article by clicking on the title of the Q&A page here, or the link below the article summary.

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Some files in memory card can't be deleted. I tried to format it, but I can't?

I have some files that can be deleted, but there is also a folder with them that I can't delete. Can you help me delete this folder?

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Running a program or a file from the folder you want to delete causes this issue. In this event, you'll need to close the running process and then try to remove the folder again.

If you're still unable to remove the folder, it's probably a virus that's causing this problem. In this case, the best option is to use an antivirus program to scan the folder for possible malware and viruses.

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Some of the better antivirus programs include:

  • Avast
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Nod32
  • Norton

If you're still unable to delete the file, let us know in the Q&A section.

I wrote files to a directory I created on a 16GB Flash drive in Windows XP but they don't show now?

I have a friend whose computer had a terrible virus infection (7470 files infected). Tried clearing it with Avast Premier to no avail. He was running a modified XP known as LAST XP. Put a 16GB flash in which I had some files on already. Created a new directory on the flash, and copied all his docs and pics, etc. into that directory. Ejected the flash drive, and then loaded a new legit copy of Win XP SP3. This reformatted HD during installation. When I inserted the flash to copy docs, etc. back to his machine, the files and directory I had created don't show. Scanned it, no viruses. Tried Folder options to show hidden files, etc., but with no joy. Flash data size is shown when I click properties is right for all the files together, but it only shows files that were there before copying his stuff to the flash drive.

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Deleting the imaginary memory from a USB flash drive?

Dear Sir, I bought a USB flash drive. I thought it was going to have 2TB memory but when I test it with the H2testw program it ended up with only 7.1GB of the data is OK. Rest of the data was corrupted and lost. So it means it has only 7.1GB memory, rest of the memory is imaginary. But it shows 1.9TB in properties. I want to change it, so do you know how to delete the imaginary memory from it and make it appear as it is real. I tried with cmd "attrib -s -h -r /s /d. But I couldn't find and hidden software that makes it writing data over and over like it is 2TB memory. Thank you for helping. Best Regards

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Hi. I have a problem with my flash?

I can't recover my files in the special folder in my flash driver. I used your solution, but it didn't work very well.

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