USB fix for lost files and hidden folders

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.


Additional Tips:

  • 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!