Hello all, few days back I have given my USB drive to my friend. While giving it I made some personal folders hidden. Yesterday, I got my pen drive back to me. But the saddest thing here is USB is infected with severe virus. It’s not even detecting in my system. I need to unhide folders and retrieve them as soon as possible. Is there any way to unhide my folders? Please respond soon…
There are various possible reasons that make your USB inaccessible and will refuse to unhide folders in it. Let’s have a look on some of them:
- Due to existence of bad sectors on USB drive
- Repartitioning drive leads to drive inaccessible
- Accidentally formatting the drive
- Errors during file system conversion from FAT to NTFS, NTFS to FAT, etc
- Unintentionally deleting hidden folders in drive
If you came across such situations, then there is only one thing that you can think and that’s ‘how to unhide folders in USB caused by virus?’ isn’t it? No need of worry because there is a reliable solution waiting to guide you. Let’s see.
Which application will be useful to unhide folders from infected USB?
Yodot File Recovery is a powerful program which will enable you to unhide folders and retrieve them from severely infected or inaccessible USB flash drive. It not only unhide folders, but also restores 00+ file types like documents, spreadsheets, images, audios, PDF’s, video, etc. The tool supports various external storage devices like memory cards, external hard drives, hard drives, etc. Two views types called ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’ to make easy selection of files. To make use of this application you need operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003 and 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Procedure to run application
Connect your infected USB drive to a healthy Windows system -> Download and install Yodot File Recovery tool on it -> Launch the software for preceding to next screen -> From main screen you will find two options ‘Deleted File Recovery’ and ‘Lost File Recovery’ -> Choose one option that suits most your scenario -> Next screen will display list of drives that are available on the system -> Pick up the virus infected USB drive to start process -> Allow the software to scan it completely and retrieve hidden folders -> Once it is done, you can preview files from hidden folders to confirm -> At last save files to target destination location.