Folders in Pendrive are Hidden and Won't Open

By: DellDebbieB
October 29, 2012

To remove the problem this is what needs to be done:

Step 1. Go to Folder Options -> View tab

Step 2. Make sure that Show Hidden files and folders option is enabled.

Step 3. Uncheck the option that reads “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)”

Now when you see your Usb drive, you will find that your data is present there but in hidden form. There are 2 ways to unhide the data, either right click and uncheck the Hidden box or type in the following command in the command prompt: attrib filename –h –r –s
where filename is the complete location of the file.

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