Your files are gone?
No files are visible in your USB flash drive but still there is used space?
Lots of unknown shortcut icons?
Your anti virus can’t do a thing?
Dont format it yet!
This is how we’re going to fix it in 3 EASY STEPS!
1.) Press Windows Key + X
then choose Command Prompt (Admin)
2.) in Command Prompt (Admin) type NOTE: (be careful with space and / and \)
attrib -h -r -s /s /d [usb drive letter]:\*.* then press enter
given that g: is your USB drive letter type:
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* then press Enter
3.) VOILA! your files are back and safe again.
- You can scan your USB flash drives again with your preferred Anti Virus after doing this to remove other common problems.
- I suggest take time to check Malwarebytes (Google is your friend) even their free software saved me lots of times before!