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I can't see files or open my external USB memory stick files?

My name is Robert. I could see J as an external drive, which is my memory stick; but it cannot be opened. It does not react to any right or left clicks. I know that there are some files on the stick, because I could see them on some video player adapter. Could you please help me to see these files again? Many thanks for your help!

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    First of all, you will need to check your system for any viruses and malware.
    Please keep your flash stick plugged in while you do the full system scans. You can use http://www.avira.com/ and https://www.malwarebytes.com to check your system for both viruses and malware.
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    After the checks and rebooting the computer, you will need to fix the context menu.
    Download and run http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html and carefully disable extensions to find the perpetrator that makes the system crash, reboot the system, and right-click the flash drive until it starts to work. If the system crashes, then you will need to disable another extension.
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    Enable showing hidden files.
    Click the Start button in the bottom-left corner. Type "regedit" and press "Enter". Expand "HKEY_CURRENT_USER", "Software", "Microsoft", "Windows", "CurrentVersion", "Explorer", and click "Advanced". Locate "Hidden" and "SuperHidden" and right-click them. Click "Modify..." and enter "1" in the value field. Apply the changes and reboot your system.  
    1. If you do not see "Hidden" and "SuperHidden", then a virus might have deleted those. Recreate these entries by right-clicking the right pane in the "Advanced" section and selecting "New" > "DWORD (32-bit) Value". Enter "Hidden" and then "SuperHidden". Set the values to "1".
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    If nothing else works, you may want to restore your system from a restoration point, from a recovery CD that you create after you install the operating system, or by reinstalling the operating system.
     
    1. To use a restoration point, click the Start button. Type "system restore" and press "Enter". Click "Next in the new window. Select a restoration point and proceed to recover your system.
    2. To use a recovery CD or install the OS anew, reboot the computer and enter the BIOS to change the booting order to optical drive being the first. You will need to press a system-specific combination to enter the BIOS. Then, boot from your CD, DVD, or BD by pressing any key when asked. Follow the on-screen cues to complete restoration.
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Hidden files cannot open in Win7?

I have some hidden folders and files. I try to show hidden files option in control panel but files cannot opened

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Flash files hidden, I want to open or recover?

my files in the flash drive are changed to shortcuts. I want to recover them. I have tried: I tried to clean them with flashfix tool but the issue is not solved. I think it was caused by: I think my flash is attacked by shortcut virus

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I don't understand how can I open the hidden files, I have opened the command prompt but I don't know what to do next?

How to open hidden files from a USB. I have tried: I tried to open command prompt but I'm failing to access it

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My flash disc contains files, but I can't see them. When I try to open it, it says 'the folder is empty'.

My flash disc contains files, but I can't see them. When I try to open it, it says 'the folder is empty'.

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    Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows and "E" keys.
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    Right-click the flash drive and select "Properties".
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    Click the "Tools" tab.
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    Click "Check now..."
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    Start the scan.
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    After the scan has been finished, check your flash card for any files.
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    If there are no files, then you can check your system for malware and viruses.
    Use any Anti-Malware and antivirus you like for that.
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    Afterwards, reboot your system.
    Enable hidden files through the registry entry.
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    Click the Start button in the bottom-left corner.
    Type "regedit" and press "Enter". Expand "HKEY_CURRENT_USER", "Software", "Microsoft", "Windows", "CurrentVersion", "Explorer", and click "Advanced". Locate "Hidden" and "SuperHidden" and right-click them. Click "Modify..." and enter "1" in the value field. Apply the changes and reboot your system. If you do not see "Hidden" and "SuperHidden", then a virus might have deleted those. Recreate these entries by right-clicking the right pane in the "Advanced" section and selecting "New" > "DWORD (32-bit) Value". Enter "Hidden" and then "SuperHidden". Set the values to "1".
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MY USB IS NOT SHOWING MY FILES WILL YOU HELP ME OUT TO OPEN IT?

MY USB IS NOT SHOWING MY FILES WILL YOU HELP ME OUT TO OPEN IT?

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I can't open my flahdrive and some code appear @@@'121.54.54.159?

When I click my flash drive some codes appear @@'121.54.54.159 13:36, 18 February 2016 (UTC)^^&* and it goes like this I've got so many important files inside my flash drive about my assignments and project I need. I have to view and take a review now because tomorrow will be our exam and I don't have any copies about our lectures because I saved them all in my flash drive, can you help me?

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My USB files became hidden after attempting to open them on a PC I had not used before. The storage volume is still there, but the USB shows 0 files?

I can still see that the space on the USB is occupied, but I can't find any of the files.

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I can't find all my media on my SD card?

I inserted my SD card into a USB drive so I inserted it into my laptop to play music, after I listened to the music I removed the USB drive and removed my SD card from it, I inserted my SD card to my phone but I can't find any music on it anymore and the space is still filled up. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Maybe its because I didn't eject it first from the laptop before I remove the USB drive

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How can I recover my lost files on my computer I am finding it hard to open my files?

I am unable to open some of my zip files on my computer, I am hoping if you can help me recover them!

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