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I have folders on my USB keys, which are not accessible in any way.How


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Ves

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Dear Geeks to go users,

I have a Kingston 8gb USB key flash memory. During a trip i have been uploading my photos in seven different folders along my journey, on the USB key.

The strange thing is that right now, after using Windows Explorer i can access only five of the seven folders. The other folders are not visible (i have allowed to see hidden-files). However, they are not deleted but on the USB drive. When i hit the properties option for the drive it shows me (by the size and the number of the files) that the missing two folders are still on the drive. When i hit scan with a Norton Antivirus i can clearly see that the program is scanning the missing files. I just cant get to them! :)

I have scanned the USB drive with antivirus and check disk (windows) and there are no problems.

Any suggestions are very welcome!

Thank you for your attention!
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Are they visible in DOS?

Try this, click start > run and type cmd in the box.

Then, with your USB stick inserted, type in "CD", the name of the drive, e.g. G followed by a colon and backslash, like this:

CD G:\ (note: you'll have to work out the drive letter of your stick using Windows explorer)

Then list the contents of the stick by using the command

DIR /p

This might help you.
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Hi, Jonesey. Thanks for the answer. It never came to my mind to use the old good DOS. It is working. The folders are not visible under DOS as well, but when i "cd" them they are accessible!:) Just transferred the content in other folders.

Thank you very much!:)
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Hey, no problem Ves - glad it worked for you.
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