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Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

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To see hidden files through CMD?

No problem just for sake of knowledge

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Using the command prompt is a great way to hide and unhide files, and the main article offers steps to do just that. Check it out for more information.

How to change attribute hidden for a file?

I want to change attribute of my file

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I can't view my files. Please sir help me?

My USB can't open anymore. I think its infected

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In order to determine if your USB is infected, you can use an anti-virus program such as Avast, Kaspersky, Nod32, Norton, or McAfee to scan your USB drive. After scanning, if you still can't access your files, follow the steps below to un-hide them:

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  1. 1
    On your desktop, click on the Start menu.
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  2. 2
    Open the Control panel.
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  3. 3
    Click on 'Personalization and appearance'.
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  4. 4
    Open 'Folder options'.
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  5. 5
    Select 'View' from the tabs, and scroll to the 'Hidden files, folders' section.
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  6. 6
    Click on 'Show hidden files, folders, drives'.
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    Click on 'OK'.
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  8. 8
    Go to your USB drive, your files should be visible now.
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If you need more help un-hiding your files, let us know in the Q&A section.

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I want to unlock the freezing of my PC so that I can save my files on desktop

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Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

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Sir how to search for hidden file with the help of cmd?

How can I search for my hidden files using the command prompt?

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I have used the command prompt yesterday and folder options. I recovered the file but when they open it on another computer it is hidden again. Now, I can no longer retrieve the files even using the command prompt and folder option under view tab to click show hidden files. What shall I do. I need to print the exam of my college

I have used the command prompt yesterday and folder options. I recovered the file but when they open it on another computer it is hidden again. Now, I can no longer retrieve the files even using the command prompt and folder option under view tab to click show hidden files. What shall I do. I need to print the exam of my college

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I am unable to find my folders. How to unhide?

What is the unhide command or software

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Opening an unknown folder which is locked using command prompt?

I saved some pics in a folder and hid them with command prompt. Now I forgot the folder name help me with it please

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I am having trouble locating a file even with command prompt?

I downloaded a game and I want to see the program files for it. The game runs fine, but the files could not be pinged. I also want to know if I am set up as the admin on this computer and if not, how do I gain access to admin status or hidden files. Thanks!

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I hid my files into my computer two years ago, now I forgot how to recover those files without knowing those files names?

I hid my files into my computer two years ago, now I forgot how to recover those files without knowing those files names

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How do I select the device to display on the command prompt?

I am selecting the flash but its not showing on the command prompt, how do l do it

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Every time I attrib it using this command attrib -a -r -s -h *.* /s /d it would only reply with this file not found - *.*?

Every time I attrib it using this command attrib -a -r -s -h *.* /s /d it would only reply with this file not found - *.*

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How to format and delete from the flash using Windows command prompt?

Using command prompt in Windows unlike graphical user interface

Using Command Prompt is always much more fun!

  1. 1
    Switch to your flash drive.
    Type the command below (please note that your character may be different):
    F:
    
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  2. 2
    Now, type
    dir
    
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  3. 3
    You will see some files on the flash card.
    For example, there is "myfile.txt" shown.
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    To delete the file, type
    Del myfile.txt
    
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    To delete files in which part of the name matches (for example, the file name), use an asterisk for that part:
    Del *.txt
    
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    This will delete all of the files with the "TXT" extension.
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    To learn more on the command, type
    Del /?
    
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    Use the following command with caution.
    If used improperly, you can lose some of your important data. Now, to format a flash drive, type the following (assuming that "F" is the flash drive):
    format F: /FS:NTFS /V:MyFlash /Q /X /A:512
    
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    This will format the drive with the letter "F" as an NTFS file system with 512 KB sectors (Windows-compatible) by labelling the drive "MyFlash", dismounting it if necessary, and performing formatting quickly.
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    To learn more on format parameters, type the following:
    format /?
    
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How do I unhide my USB content?

Someone have hid the content of my flash drive on his laptop, now I'm trying to enter my flash drive on my laptop but all folders are hidden inside. How can I see them? p.s., I don't know the name of all the folders that I have inside my flash drive to search for them in the search bar

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Almost 14GB files in flash drive but I can't open, it says empty?

I'm unable to access my folders of flash drive. I have tried: Through control panel finally I chose show hidden files but still not showing my files. I think it was caused by: I have doubts about there might be virus

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My question is how to USB scan by prompt without using any antivirus software?

My question is how to USB scan by prompt without using any antivirus software

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