How to Fix Pen Drive files and folders not showing or open in windows 10

How to Fix Pen Drive files and folders not showing or open in windows 10

You have a pen drive and you want to copy data and dump data from pendrive to your computer or laptop and suddenly you see pen drive files and folders are not showing in windows 10 computer, then you can easily fix this issue by performing few simple tweaks on your windows 10 computer.

How to Fix Pen Drive files and folders not showing or open in windows 10

If your pendrive files are not showing first thing you need to do is check with hidden files.

Check Folder permission’s for Hidden files:

Step 1: Insert usb pendrive to your computer.

Step 2: Open the pen drive folder.

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Step 3: Click on view at the top

Step 4: select show hidden files.

Make sure your files and  folders are not set to hide. If your files are hidden mode pendrive files and folders will not show.

Run this command to fix Pen drive files and folders not showing in windows 10:

Step 1: Insert your pendrive to your laptop or computer

Step 2: Note the drive letter (E or D).

Step 3: Open command prompt as administrator

Step 4: In cmd type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\*.* (make sure you replace with your drive letter in place of D here) and press enter.

Step 5: Now Open your pen drive folder and see your files will be showing up.

That’s it, this is just simple method to fix when inserted pen drive files and folder not showing or open in windows 10.

How to Copy and paste date from pen drive files are not showing?

In case your pen drive is infected with virus or something and files and folders are not showing up in pen drive, then you can copy data by accessing your pen drive by using any browser and just copy files to any place you want or just drag and drop to your desktop.

For ex: if your pendrive drive letter is H: then you need to type: H:\ and press enter in browser all files listing in this drive will be visible here.

Search with * wildcard to copy and paste data when pen drive files and folders are not showing:

Step 1: Open the pendrive folder.

Step 2: If you can’t see files then at the top of the drive use search option with wild card *

Step 3: type * in search option and press search.

Step 4: All hidden files from pendrive will show up and just copy and paste files to your another drive.

That’s it there are few methods to copy and paste data from pendrive files and folders are not showing in windows 10.

Why pen drive files not showing ?

This is because your files are in hidden mode, corrupted pendrive infected with malware, antivirus blocked files to show files from pen drive.

How to view hidden file on pen drive?

Open cmd as administrator-> type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\*.* (make sure you replace with your drive letter in place of D here) and hit enter.