Viruses are very daunting. Restoring hidden files in a virus-infected flash drive is a headache for many of us. This requires some sort of technical knowledge causes by one mistake, and your whole file may get infected with that malware. However, at present, it is very frequent that someone is getting a malware attack on their electronic devices such as PC, Mobile, Tablets, etc.
Meanwhile, if you ask me that is there any way to recover or restore hidden files from a virus-infected Flash Drive? Then, of course, there are many ways using which you can easily get back your file. Luckily, here in this guide, I’m going to explain the same. So, get ready because you are going to experience some really knowledgeable techniques using which you can easily get your file from a virus-infected flash drive.
How to Restore Hidden Files in a Virus-Infected Flash Drive
Look, there is numerous software available in Google that you can download restore your hidden files from a virus-infected flash drive easily. But, still, I’ll not recommend using third-party software as it may too harm your system. So, then, what are the ways to do so? Let’s find out.
Method 1: Using the Attrib Commands From Command Prompt
This is the most common and widely used method. However, with just one or two attribute commands, you can get restore your hidden files in a virus-infected flash drive. Before performing the steps, make sure the flash drive is connected properly to your PC or laptop.
- First of all, hold down the windows + E key in order to open This PC.
- Now, note down the alphabetic letter that your flash drive has. Suppose it’s Getdroidtips(D):, this means that the Driver letter is D.
- After that, open the command prompt box using Run as Administrator rights.
- Now use the attribute command (here D is the drive name) and hit the enter key.
attrib -s -h *.* /S /D
- In case the above command doesn’t work for you, then you can try this command and hit the enter key:
attrib d:*.* /d /s -h -r
This method won’t delete your hidden file. Instead, it just reset the permissions so that you can easily get back your hidden files.
Method 2: Use a Professional Pendrive Recovery Tool
If you find that you are not able to perform the method, one of the above methods won’t help you. Then, you can go with the professional pen drive recovery tool. In addition, there are numerous tools available in Google, using which you can easily get back your hidden files from a virus-infected pen drive.
So, that’s how you restore your hidden files from a virus-infected flash drive. We hope you find this guide helpful. But, if you have any queries in your mind or know any other method. Please let us know in the comment section. Also, check out our YouTube channel too.