How to Restore Files from Flash Drive Not Showing Files?

“Hi everybody, yesterday after spending lot of time on cyber café I downloaded some tutorial notes and transferred those files to my flash drive. After returning to home, I connected flash drive to my computer and shocked to see no data on the flash drive. But memory bar was indicating full. I even tried enabling hidden files option on the flash drive it didn’t worked. Is there any way to restore them back files that were not visible on my flash drive?”

Sometimes this type of problems might occur on flash drive due to virus or spyware attack. The main source for virus is internet, hence when you download any files or application from internet the virus also comes along with them. So, in order to prevent your computer from this, you need to install good security application. If you flash drive is infected from virus and not showing any files presents in it, then follow the below given procedure:

  • 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  APPLY.
  • Open Command prompt (Win + R, type cmd, press enter), assuming ‘G:’ as the affected drive, enter this command: - attrib –h –r –s /s /d g:\*.* Replace ‘g:’ with other drive letter if needed.

After inserting this command on the command prompt window, go to your flash drive and check whether the files are displaying or not. If files are displaying then copy the content to the computer and format the flash drive. If you are not able to see files on flash drive immediately stopping using flash drive and use any of the best file recovery software as soon as possible.

Some of the common scenarios for file loss on flash drive are:

  • Accidental deletion of files on flash drive while accessing other files
  • Formatting the USB flash drive by mistake
  • Files might get lost due to transfer error while moving them to other storage device
  • Improper handling of flash drive lead to file deletion

With the help of efficient file recovery software you can easily retrieve all your valuable files lost or deleted from flash drive. Yodot File Recovery is the excellent file recovery software which is used and recommended by many users for recovering lost or deleted files from flash drive.

Flash drive recovery tool:

Yodot File Recovery is the finest file recovery software designed and developed to recover files not showing on USB flash drive. It can also be used to retrieve files deleted or lost on computer hard disk, external hard drive, memory card, FireWire drive and so on. It is the safest file recovery software which scans each and every block of the storage device to recover missing or deleted files. This software allows you to retrieve files based on their unique signature. It has user friendly interface and can be used by every user to retrieve their lost or deleted valuable files from flash drive. This recovery application works well in all versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Procedure for performing file recovery on Flash drive:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery Software on your Windows system
  • Then connect Flash drive that refuses to show files to that computer
  • Run the recovery application and follow the onscreen procedure
  • In main screen, you can see two options i.e. “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Click on “Lost File Recovery” option and proceed to next step
  • In next Tab, you can see all drives present on the system including your Flash drive
  • Click on Flash drive icon present on the screen and press “Next” option
  • Recovery software starts scanning the selected drive and displays all the retrieved files in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Finally save the recovered files to your preferred location on your computer

Useful Tips:

  • Scan your Flash drive when you connect to computer in order to protect it from virus infection
  • Use proper process while unplugging Flash drive when it is connected to the computer
  • It’s good to keep backup f your Flash drive data on some other reliable storage device

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