Recover hidden files from Flash Drive or External Hard Drives

  • Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, select VIEW tab, select “Show hidden files, folders and drives” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)” now click APPLYfo
  • Open command prompt (press Win+R, type cmd, press enter), assuming ‘G:‘ as the letter of affected drive, enter this command
    attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* replace ‘g:’ with other drive letter if needed.

After doing these steps, your files should be visible now. For more questions, feel free to comment or email me at


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