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On my flash drive I have my stuff organized into several folders. For some reason though all the sudden all the folders say they're only 1.47kb, have an arrow on the icon, and when clicked a message comes up saying file could not be found. The files that were in those folders are still taking up space on the flash drive since there's only 100mb left which is right, but I can't access anything in them. Any files not in the folders work fine. I don't get this. Any ideas?
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If there is an arrow on the icon, that usually means that it's a shortcut.
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Yeah, I knew that just forgot what it's called. Still doesn't fix that I can't access my files.
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Yeah, I knew that just forgot what it's called. Still doesn't fix that I can't access my files.
Try and see if you can see the files this way:
  1. Find out the drive letter for your drive, in my examples I'll use "H" as the drive letter.
  2. Open a CMD window. You can find it in Start -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
  3. Type your drive letter and then a colon. Ex: "H:"
  4. Type "dir /a" and this should show you all folders, files, junctions, even hidden.

This should help you track down where the folders are. Also, do you have show hidden file disabled?
post #5 of 8
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Did that, it shows the folders just as directories. It also shows the same space free as windows, but only like 20mb used, which is the size of all the files out of the folders.

Also completely forgot to mention when I was using it on a school computer a week ago I kept getting weird messages that seemed like a virus saying I had adware on the drive. I thought the computer just had a virus because the messages didn't seem like a genuine message, and went to another computer where the folders first started not showing up from the menus in programs, but I could still access them and open files through the menu for the drive itself. Possible a virus did something?
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Discovered problem, autorun virus got onto the school computers and infected pretty much anyone who used a flash drive in the past week. Now to figure out how to delete it. Don't think my home computer is infected, checked quick and it doesn't come up.
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that damn autorun is common here in my place. to remove it i use USB disk securtity. and your files are just hidden. just go my computer, click tools in the upper left side then click folder options then click view and click show hidden files,folders and drives then click apply.
    
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post #8 of 8
from a command prompt
attrib /d h:\\*.* -h
to unhide the folders
Edited by ffejrxx - 5/11/11 at 3:49pm
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