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Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

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How to show the files when it is hidden?

Because my files is hidden on my flash drive.

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Hiding files can be useful, but it can often be a pain to try and unhide them. Following the instructions in the main guide should help you set yourself straight. The article offers steps that should let you unhide your files and access them as normal.

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

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

My computer's D drive shows 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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If you need any extra help, let us know in the Q&A section.

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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 has 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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Able to view only partial data of my SDCard when connected to PC?

My SDcard contains many folders. In one of the folder say name Entertainment->Songs->I have multiple folders (containing mp3 files in it) and mp3 files individually. Here in PC, I'm able to view mp3 files in few folders and other folders just show empty. Also, mp3 files which are individually kept they are also not seen except one file. But all data I'm able to view on my phone.

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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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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 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 load 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 I copied his stuff onto the flash drive.

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My computer is not detecting any flash disk. What can I do?

USB ports are not detecting any flash disk.

Check all of the ports on the computer, even the ones on the back. If none are working, then they are all defective or not connected. Open the computer case and look at the motherboard. The motherboard may have some free expansion-card slots and maybe a USB connector on it. The USB set of pins has 7 pins with one missing pin at the corner (a red thing on the right in the picture below). The expansion card slots are white in the picture below.

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You may need to locate a model of your motherboard and find a manual for it to locate free slots and USB ports.

If you have a free USB port, then you may buy any internal card reader. Connect it to the USB port and put it into the front panel of your computer. Internal card readers should have 1 USB port free for use.

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If you have a free slot, then you will need to find the type of slot it is. Let us assume that it is PCIe. If it is PCIe, then you can just buy a USB expansion card like this one. Connect it to the slot. The USB ports will be located at the back of the computer. You will be able to use them afterward.

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I can't find my movies on my flash drive?

I can't find the movies in my folder from my flash drive, but the rest of the content on the flash drive are there, only the movies and the pictures are gone. I tried already the cmd process, but nothing is happening. The flash-drive consumed a lot of space, but I can't find what makes the flash drive full. I think the movies and pictures are hidden. Help please.

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How to get access to the files a windows phone application has saved on the SD card?

I had installed a voice recording application on my windows phone which I later moved to the SD card. Everything was working fine until one day my screen broke and I couldn't access my phone. So I changed the screen and switched on the phone. To my surprise, all the apps that were on the SD card stopped working. I had recorded some important interviews through the recording application. I checked the SD card and it seems that there are 2.10 GB of stuff that can't be traced. I believe that my audio files are hidden in that. Is there any way to get access to that?

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I put my SD card in my Windows7 PC, but it cannot read it. what should I do?

SD card not shown on the computer and am using Windows7 professional.

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My question is that my memory stick doesn't appear on my phone or computer what should I do?

I think it is a virus, please help.

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Files not showing on the SD card?

I am unable to view my files in computer as well as phone although I am able to see the size of memory card size

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What about hard drive(C)? I cut a folder from an SD card and paste it on my documents. It's hidden at the moment?

I need to recover hidden files in my c drive (documents).

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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 ma 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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I woke up this morning and the first thing that I did was looking at the mirror, I was so shocked when I see my reflection I thought that I am looking at some random photo of an artist but when I touch it is really me!!! I am handsome

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