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My USB has files but when I open it says this folder is an empty only shortcut

My USB has files but when I open it says this folder is an empty only shortcut

Yoú have very important information on the USB Drive? Don’t worry we have a solution. Here I will present 2 ways to solve this problem.

My USB has files but when I open it says this folder is an empty only shortcut: The First Step:

You have a virus on your USB who makes your file Hidden, you need to make your file visibility.

Follow instructions below:

Add USB Device to a USB Port on the Computer

Go into “My computer”>”Organize “>Folder and Search Options. “View tab” then Select “Show hidden files, folders, and drive.”

And Press “Apply” and then “OK.” And you will see your file in your USB cut the files paste in save place Format your USB and back your file again in your USB if you need. This Example is for Windows 7

Follow this link below for which windows you have.

Here is another instruction for all windows OS

You have here Instructions for Windows 10,

Also Instructions for Windows 8.1

Instructions for Windows Vista

Instructions for Windows XP

My USB has files but when I open it says this folder is an empty only shortcut: Second Step:

Put the USB Device to a USB Port on the Computer or Laptop and Follow instructions below:

1) Open a command prompt (start>run>type ‘cmd’ without comma>right click on the black icon that appears> “run as administrator”)

3) Type following and press enter:

attrib -h -r -s /D /S h:\*.*

So, if your drive letter is k, then the command you type will be:

attrib -h -r -s /D /S k:\*.*

4) Check your drive, you should be able to see ALL folders and files.

I hope that this article “My USB has files but when I open it says this folder is an empty only shortcut” would be helpful for you.

Tags: USB
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