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USB Drive Recovery Fails by Using Command Prompt

Do you know how to use command prompt to recover lost or hidden files from virus infected USB Flash drives like Pendrive, external hard disk and many more? What if USB drive recovery fails by using command prompt? Will you have another way to do USB recovery

USB Recovery by Using Command Prompt

This is a prominently used method for people whose USB drive are infected by nasty viruses, which cause the inside files hiding or missing. How to perform the command prompt? 

1. Connect the device with a computer, and we assume it is displayed as G:;

2. Go to Start - Run - Type CMD and Enter;

3. In the command prompt, type G:, hit Enter, then command prompt shows G:/;

4. Follow G:/ and type attrib -s -h /s /d *.*, and hit Enter again.

After following all the steps, wait for some seconds, then go back to USB drive and check the recovery result.

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USB Recovery by Using Data Recovery Software

This is another way that saves your lost USB files, however, which differs from the command prompt. Apart from recovering hidden files from virus infected USB drives, data recovery software like Syston Data Recovery can do more including recover files from deleting, formatting, system crash and even recover lost writing files caused by power outages. How to perform USB recovery with Syston recovery software.

1. Launch Syston Data Recovery and select the file types you want to recover. Then click "Next" button to move to the next step.

select the type of file you want to recover from USB drives.

2. Select the USB drive where you lost your data and click "Scan" button

select USB drive to scan lost files.

3. After the scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files by means of "Path, Type and Time" and choose those you want to recover.

choose the recoverable file and recover.

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