Surely we will panic
if you see a flash that we use suddenly the data is lost. For example
alone in the flash there are folders that contain important files.
However, when you try to open it, it turns out the file does not exist. Although
I see, when we double-check the memory capacity there is nothing
Such events could exist
some factors. First it can be due to a virus until the file is "covered" by
wrong system. To overcome this, the following review.
The first way that can
done is to use the notepad application. By using this application,
we can open the "lock" file that is closed by the system. The method itself
is as follows
- Open the Notepad program. The trick is getting into
Start-> all Programs-> Accessories-> look for Notepad
- After the notepad is open, you type "attrib-r-s
– h / s / d ". Note the size of the letters. We recommend using font sizes
everything is small.
- Next, save the file with the * .bat extension. For
this section you should also really pay attention to the file extension.
- The next step is to install the flashdisk
- Then, enter the file that uses the * .bat extension
earlier into the flashdisk and run by double-clicking the file.
- Wait a few moments. Usually the Command will appear
Prompt indicating that the process is in progress.
- If the process is complete, the files and folders that were previously lost are now
can be seen again.
How to use this notepad
usually can be done when the flash is affected by viruses of the type malware. Usually
this virus can be found on a computer or laptop that has been infected
Using the Command Prompt
Aside from using notepad,
the next step is to be able to use the command prompt directly. Although
glance similar to the notepad version, but using
Command Prompt has a quite different path. To find out, here
- Insert the flashdisk as usual
- Next, open Windows Explorer and select the "Folder" menu
Option "in the Toolbar section.
- In the Folder Options window, you select" View ".
- Next, in the Advanced Settings box, you checklist
in the "Show hidden Files and Folders" section.
- You must also remove the checklist in the "Hide" section
Extensions for known file Types "and" Hide Protected Operating System Files "
and click OK.
- Then, you check the flashdisk. There you can
see some files and folders that appear dimly. That matter
because files and folders on the flash are intentionally stored by
virus. In other words, the cause of files and folders is not visible in this case
was caused by a virus.
- This part, is not finished yet because we only know
what is the cause. To be able to reopen files and folders
hidden, we must use CMD.
- Open CMD or Command Prompt. The quick way is
use Run-> type "cmd".
- Next is to enter the Drive section where
flashdisk attached. For example, the flashdisk is mounted on Drive F, then you
just type "f:" and press "Enter".
- Next, just type in a new command, which is "attrib-h-s
*. * / S / D ". It should be noted that the writing may not use marks
pick at all. In addition, note also the size of letters and words
written down. If it's already written, then press Enter.
- Wait until
the process ends. Usually this really depends on the number of folders inside
flashdisk. the more folders and data in the flash, the longer
in the process.
- The process will end when the driver name appears, for example,
if "F: " suddenly appears, then the process is complete.
- Now, try checking the flashdisk again, if the folder
and the file can be read properly, then the process of using Flashdisk
Using the Command Prompt
pretty much used as way
eliminate viruses on the flash with CMD . However, if it's two ways
before it still didn't work, then this last way you can try.
Yes, reformatting is a way
most recently if the two methods above fail to do. This way
be the ultimate because all the data in the flash will be deleted altogether. For
how to reformat, the following review.
- Insert the flashdisk on a computer or laptop.
- When the flashdisk has been read, then click right on the flashdisk.
- Next, click the Format section.
- If so, do the settings first by arranging it. For example, for Type, choose FAT32. For the "Allocation Unit Size" section, you leave it as is, and in the Quick Format section, you also check it.
- If the settings have been made, then you just click Format and wait until the process is complete.
- When the process format is complete, you can double check whether all files in the flashdisk are all formatted or not.
That's how to easily repair an empty folder flashdisk. Hopefully this article can provide benefits.