Tip for Showing hidden files on a usb stick in Windows 7

February 29, 2012 at 01:55:25
Specs: Windows 7
1. click start>>run>>type in "cmd"
2. type the location of your flash drive.. e.g. "d:", "e:", "f:", etc..
3. type "dir /ah"
*you will now see the files/folders with hidden attributes
4. type "attrib [name of file/folder] -r -a -s -h"
*if you're going to unhide files, you should type the whole name plus the extension (format).. example "attrib party.jpg -r -a -s -h"
**if you have folders with 6 characters and above, type the first 6 characters then "~1".. example for folder named "birthday"
"attrib birthd~1 -r -a -s -h"
5. you should repeatedly type dir /ah after unhiding some files/folders so you'll know if they're now working or not..
6. now check you flash drive.. and you will find it there...

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#1
February 29, 2012 at 08:31:20
Uh, wouldn't it be easier to go to "folder options" & select "show hidden files & folders"?

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#2
February 29, 2012 at 08:35:33
+1 riider i would have given riider another plus but u only can give 1 :p
anyways why would u do it the hard way?? but hey thanks for the information abt that

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