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Why doesn't my pen drive show any content?

The properties state that the pen drive have content, but when I open it, it is empty.. I have tried: I tried to unhide the folder, but it didn't appear. I think it was caused by: I don't have any idea

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If you do not see any files, then you need to perform the disk check first:

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    Press the Windows + "E" keys to open Explorer.
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    Click "This PC" (Windows 10 only).
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    Right-click the Flash drive letter.
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    Click "Properties".
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    Click "Tools".
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    Click "Check Now..."
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    Check "Automatically fix file system errors".
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    Click "Start".
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Now, check if you see any files.

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    Press the Windows + "R" keys.
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    Type "cmd".
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    Type "f:".
    Replace "f" with your drive letter.
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    Type "dir /a".
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If the drive is not working still, then you need to download an unformat or unerase tool. Unerase tools (Recuva, O&O DiskRecovery) are not free, but at least you can try some of them to see if you still have any files on the card.

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I put my pen drive in some other system, now it has a virus. it turns every thing into shortcuts?

How to remove shortcuts from pen drive

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You may refer to the virus that creates EXE files in each folder with the name of the folder. You will have to install any antivirus or a combination of antiviruses.

It is recommended to have something like this:

You can buy one of the products, eradicating the need to install all of the three. You need the function of the resident antivirus, malware and rootkit scanner, and Web browser safety.

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    Run one of the antiviruses and scan your system entirely.
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    Reboot the system.
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    Run one of the rootkit and malware scanners.
    Scan your system.
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    Reboot the system.
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    Run browser safety program.
    Close your browsers. Scan and immunize your system and browsers.
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    Reboot the system.
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If you are infected with the EXE replicating virus and antiviruses did not help you, then you can perform the steps below to find and eradicate all of the infected files.

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    Optional:
    press "Ctrl"+"Shift"+"Esc". Click "Processes" and find any weird processes. You can search the Internet for each process that is running on your computer. Kill processes by clicking them and selecting "End Process".
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    Open your Explorer by pressing the Windows key and "E".
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    Click "Computer" ("This PC" in Windows 10).
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    Click "Search Computer" in the upper-right corner of Explorer.
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    Type "Size<64 KB *.exe".
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    Perform this step if nothing helped you and you know that you understand that you will be able to handle the situation properly.
    Delete all of the files that will appear in the search results with the same creation date and size (usually something like 16 KB, Created in 2006). Warning: be very careful and do this only if the antivirus did not help you as you might delete important files. If you are not sure about your actions, try another antivirus that will help you.
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The problem with the EXE replicating virus is that it creates a lot of files within each folder. Once you click it, it will replicate itself and create even more multiple instances of itself on all of the drives, potentially irreversibly deleting some EXE files that matched the folder names.

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I have lost my photos from pen drive?

While scanning I could see the folders but couldn't find them

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How to open or access corrupt USB?

Every time I click on the drive disk, it will just load and does nothing and then Windows explorer won't respond at all.. I have tried: Tried running the cmd and typing the attrib thingy.. Tried checking the USB for errors.. Tried scanning it. Tried inserting it on other ports. I think it was caused by: Virus

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The USB is on the screen, I double click to open it but it can't be open?

The USB is on the screen, I double click to open it but it can't be open

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Why does my pen drive show the dialog box to format it even though it contains data in it?

When I insert my pen drive in USB 3.0 port then a dialog box prompts on my screen to format that removable drive and its file type is not known and when I insert that pen drive in other port like 2.0 then it is accessible and shows all data.. How to solve this problem?

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Sir, how can I open my USB drive?

Good day sir, my question is, how can I open my files in USB drive because I think it is hid by a virus, thanks

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Best antivirus for shortcut virus (Trojan and worm) for pen drive and PC?

The files or folders present in pen drive suddenly disappear. I am tired of typing this command every time, can you suggest me any antivirus.

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My documents of pen drive are missing even though size has been showing outside?

My documents of pen drive are missing even though size has been showing outside?

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My pen drive show 2KB only free space of 2.18MB but actually its 16GB pen drive?

I already used the command attrib command. I have tried: Attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* and attrib -s -h -r /s /d. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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My HP v220w 8GB pen drive is not showing any of its contents but it contains about 2GB data. Why?

I am unable to work with the data already stored in this pen drive.

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Please, I mistakenly selected my external drive while performing bootable instead of my pen drive as bootable drive?

Please, I mistakenly selected my external drive while performing bootable instead of my pen drive as bootable drive?

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