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Show Hidden Files Using Command Prompt

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I have Hidden Files on mp3 which I need to make visible please?

I have a new mp3 player and it has 120 folders on, but they are all hidden, I need to be able to access them. Also the drive is saying the 25GB are being used when there is only 7.5GB on the drive

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How to show hidden files from an infected camera?

Well I tried the attrib -s -h ..... and it said that my camera is write protected . I don't know how to fix this , please help

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At step 4, enter

dir /a

to see all of the files. However, you won't be able to see them in Explorer.

You can also perform the "attrib" command if you take the memory card out of the camera, check if it has the tag in the read-write mode, and use a working card reader plugged into a computer to read the memory card and set the required attributes to the file.

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If that does not work, copy the files from the camera to your computer by typing

xcopy f:\*.* c:\temp /H

and replace "f" with your camera drive letter, and "c:\temp" with the destination HDD or SSD folder. Press "D" if asked whether the destination is a directory or a file.

Then, enter that directory by typing

CD c:\temp

(replace "c:\temp" with your destination directory) and go through the tutorial from step 4.

Run an antivirus check afterwards.

Alternatively, open your Explorer and enable seeing hidden files:

  • Windows 7: click "Organize"->"Folder and search options"->"View"->"Show hidden files, folders, and drives" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)";
  • Windows 10: click "View", "Show/hide" and check "Hidden items".
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How to completely erase or show hidden files?

I have a USB showing I have 13 gigs used but nothing is showing when I plug it in

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USB sticks are prone to losing data if you remove them incorrectly. It can be "lost" data that are actually not files, it can be, indeed, hidden files, or it can be a virus that prevents you from enabling hidden data. If the trick from the article did not work, then it is either a corrupted drive or a virus.

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To exclude the possibility of a virus, install an antivirus, such as AVG or Panda. Check if your system has an antivirus. If it does, open it and run a full system scan (not just a flash-drive scan). If you do not have one, you can, for example, go to this web site, click "DOWNLOAD" and install the program, as an extra, download a resident antivirus like Comodo antivirus. As soon as the installation has finished of both programs, run a full scan in each.

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To exclude a possibility of a corrupted drive in Windows, open File Explorer by pressing the Windows key and "E". You may need to expand "Computer" or "This PC" to see your flash drive letter. Right-click it. Select "Properties", go to "Tools", and click "Check now..." Click "Start". For OS X, launch Disk Utility. You can find it in /Applications/Utilities. Select the flash drive from the left side menu. Click the "First Aid" tab and "Verify Disk" in the lower-right corner.

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My files are hidden on removable device?

I removed shortcut virus from my removable device but my files are now hidden and I can't use them. I have tried: Attrib -s -h -r /s /d *.*. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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I followed the instruction but my files are still hidden. What should I do?

My files are still hidden. What should I do to recover them?. I have tried: I followed your instruction by using "cmd" and so on. I think it was caused by: I really don't know.

  1. 1
    Start with installing any antivirus and any anti-malware program.
    For an antivirus, you can use Panda Security, Avira, AVG, etc. For an anti-malware program, you can use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
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    Run a full system scan of your computer with an antivirus.
    Reboot your computer when necessary.
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    Afterwards, run a scan with an anti-malware program.
    Reboot your computer afterwards.
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    Now, click the Start button in the lower-left corner.
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    Type "regedit" and press "Enter".
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  6. 6
    Expand the following entries:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, and Explorer.
    
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    Click "Advanced" in the left pane.
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    On the right pane, right-click "Hidden" and "ShowSuperHidden" and select "Modify..."
     
    1. Note: if you cannot see "Hidden" and "ShowSuperHidden", then right-click an empty space on the right pane and select "New" > "DWORD (32-bit) Value".
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    Set "Value data" to "1" for each.
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    Reboot your computer.
    Your invisible files should be visible now.
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A software for locking files has hid my files and I am not able to see those files?

Folder lock software has kept my files in locker and now I can't see those files.

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How to show the hidden files or how to simply attrib?

What are the keys to attrib? Or how to show the hidden files?. I have tried: I tried to make this" attrib_h_r_s_/s_/d_F:/*.*. I think it was caused by: I think the USB normally shortcut or hide the files

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Hidden file with different file format?

I transfer the image file in Mac, but when I want to open it in window, it says that it was a hidden file. I already try the hidden step but when I want to open the image, the file format is invalid. How can I solve this?

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My files are hidden and I can see the capacity there is using space?

I can only see my files on my backup drive only using *.* on the search bar. How can I make them visible permanently?

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I have an excel file that has a hidden loader attachment?

How can I uncover what the attachment is.

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