There are many solutions to unhide files in USB, If the files were made hidden by you then you can unhide files in Windows 10, 8, 7 by following these steps, If the files were made hidden by virus then just scroll down a little bit ti find “How to unhide files in USB caused by Virus”, these recovery methods won’t take more than 30 seconds.

1. Unhide Hidden files in Windows 10 or 8

If you are using Windows 10, and when you made the files hidden using “Hidden” in the file properties, you can revert it back to unhide the file,

Go to the USB folder location where the file is hidden, and click the View menu at the Top.


Click on the “Hidden items” checkbox,

Now check your pen drive and you can see you hidden files started showing up.


Right click those files and go to properties, Uncheck “Hidden”, so that your files will be no more hidden.


2. Unhide Hidden files in Windows 7

If you are a Windows 7 user, follow these steps,

  1. Go to Organize -> Folder and search option.
  2. Click on the View Tab.
  3. Select “Show Hidden filesunhide-files-usb

3. Unhide files in USB caused by Virus

So, to unhide the files caused by Virus, you can follow these two steps. One using CMD (Command prompt) and the other one is using WinRAR.

a. Unhide Hidden files using CMD

After checking hidden files you still can’t find your files, then definitely it would be a virus in your Pen drive. by using CMD these files can be recovered back.

  1. Go to cmd by pressing (Winkey + R) and type cmd and Enter.
  2. Go to your Pen drive directory.
  3. Type in attrib -s -h /s /d *. *
  4. Press Enter

Now, try re-inserting your pen drive, you can see your files recovered back.

b. Unhide Hidden files using WinRAR

You can unhide files caused by the virus using WinRAR.

  1. Open Winrar.
  2. Go to your Pendrive Directory.
  3. If you can see your files, Just extract them to any of your Drives. ( Don’t copy Executable files and Rar files)

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Rui

    It doesn’t work, the shortcuts still appear on my usb. How can i deal with this?!

  2. ngatho

    Thanks for the tips, they have worked

  3. Biplab Mandal

    many many thanks

  4. Anonymous

    Thanks ..! Its was very helpful..!!

  5. Anonymous

    thanks! it helps!

  6. Anonymous

    Again how to visible that folder as which folder invisible ?

  7. Anonymous

    very useful and easy

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