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Monday, April 01, 2013

How to Recover Hidden Files From Virus Infected USB Pendrive without any Software

How to Recover Hidden Files From Virus Infected USB Pendrive without any Software
We are using USB pen drives for data transfer between computers. It's very important to keep your data always with you. When you're using pen drives, the biggest problem is Viruses. Mostly pen drives doesn't consist any security measures. So viruses and malwares can attack our pen drive easily. If virus attacks your pen drive, it hides the all the files and creates .exe extension to replace the hidden files.

Normally you can view hidden files by clicking
Folder Options -->
View -->
Show Hidden Files and Folders
But this simple method doesn't work when your pen drive is attacked by harmful viruses.

So here I'll provide you an easiest method to view your infected files from pen drive without using any software.

Insert pen drive into computer and find drive letter of connected USB drive
For Example, E:

Now click on Start --> Run

In Run box, type cmd and hit Enter

Now command prompt will appear, in command prompt type the drive letter of your pen drive and hit Enter.
Example type E:

After that, type attrib -s -h /s /d *.*

Now hit Enter and wait for sometime. That's all, you have done !!! Now you can view all your files in pen drive without any problems.