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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.

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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  2. 2
    From the Start menu, select 'Control Panel'.
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  3. 3
    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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  5. 5
    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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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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Will I be able to recover my Nikon files after using SD card in Go pro?

After taking about 200 pics with my D60, I switched the SD card to Go pro in order to test it, now my old pics are hidden. Can I get to see them using the same steps as above? Not a virus but an autorun issue (I think) - each device is installing its own stuff and it just refuses to see anything else on the storage space

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