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    How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?

    I have got a pen drive from my friends but I am unable to see anything in it but according to him there are some files which are hidden.To the best of knowledge, hidden files can be seen by enabling the the “Show Hidden Files” option from the “Folder Option” through control panel. I have configured it as well but still my computer is not showing anything in the same USB drive. Is there any other way to view the hidden contents?

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    Support Array
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    Re: How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?

    There are so many ways to view the hidden files on your usb drive. The easiest is enabling "show hidden files" in Folder option but according to you,this method is not working for you so you can try the below given methods.
    Method -I
    • First of all open the Run command by pressing Windows+R key and then type "regedit"
    • Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION \Explorer\Advanced \Folder\Hidden
    • Now you will see 2 keys i.e "No Hidden" and "Show All"
    • Now set the Checked Value of "No Hidden" to ) and "Show All" to 1
    Method II
    • Open Run command using Windows +R key
    • Type cmd and press enter
    • Now type h:>attrib -a -h -s * /s /d . Here h is the usb drive.so set it according to your own.
    Method III
    If you are still not able to view your hidden files then simply use USB Show software .Install it and run.You will see the below given screen.Just click on "Recovery the hide files" and that's all.You would be able to see the hidden files.
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    sai charan Array
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    Re: How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?

    Hello friend.........


    Don't worry it is very easy to view Hidden files in USB. Just do as i say...........

    To View hidden files and folders in USB drive, you can simply navigate to Folder
    options > View > and select show Hidden Files and Folders. But this just a
    general view option, what if a virus or a malicious file has hidden itself in the
    USB drive and you need to view it?

    This is where USB show comes in. It is a free little portable tool that shows all
    hidden files inside the USB Drive. Insert your USB Drive, launch USB show
    executable file and hit Recovery The Hide File button to recover all hidden files.


    Once you hit this button, choose the USB Drive and it will start scanning all
    files instantly.

    If it finds a hidden file, you will be notified. Make sure you have an antivirus in
    case some virus is detected you delete them..

    All the best...............

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    Re: How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?



    Hello friend...

    Follow these steps to show the hidden file and folder in a USB drive


    • Open the Run type the CMD then press enter
    • Type in the CMD <USB drive name >:>attrib -a -h -s * /s /d .

    You also used the show hidden file software. This software show the file and folder of the drive which you want to show. this software free available with out any cost you download this software and install it in the computer…

    Click to here to download the software..

    http://en.softonic.com/s/hidden-files-showing-software

    I hope it help you!!!

    • Open the Run type the CMD then press enter
    • Type in the CMD <USB drive name >:>attrib -a -h -s * /s /d .

    You also used the show hidden file software. This software show the file and folder of the drive which you want to show. this software free available with out any cost you download this software and install it in the computer…


    All the Best!!

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    ankit143 Array
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    Re: How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?

    As a normal User, will will start from a simplest way.
    First Method
    First of all we will check our "show hidden files" option from the Folder and Search Option, Uncheck ...
    i) Hide empty drivers in the Computer
    ii) hide ext. for known file type
    iii) hide protected operating system files

    (i) and (iii) is mandatory
    now check your USB drive, All files should be recover.
    if yes then show these file by using these commands
    -> Open Run command using Windows +R key
    -> Type cmd and press enter
    -> type X:>attrib -s -h FileName
    you can see the file name, which are exist in your USB, X is usb drive, set it according to your own
    -> press Enter, Your Files'd be recovered(show)
    If this process Is not working then we will use the Registry Edit option

    Second Method
    -> First of all open the Run command by pressing Windows+R key and then type "regedit"

    -> Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION \Explorer\Advanced \Folder\Hidden

    -> Now you will see 2 keys , "No Hidden" and "Show All"

    -> Now set the Checked Value of "No Hidden" to ) and "Show All" to 1
    Check Your USB drive

    Third Method

    If u cant see Your hidden Files uptill now. You can use the Software. Download "USB Show" Software. http://usb-show.en.softonic.com/ . Install it and run. you will see a option "Recover the hide files". just Click on it. You would be able to see the hidden files.

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    sachin200 Array
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    Re: How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?

    Hi,
    To view hidden files and folders in USB drive, you can simply navigate to Folder Options > View > and select Show Hidden Files and Folders.

    Try it out!

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    genuine Array
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    Re: How to view the Hidden files on USB drive in windows 7?

    Hi,

    Friend it is very easy to show hidden files in window-7

    Please see this document.

    ealp3 for showing hidden files.pdf

    Thank you.

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