How to retrieve files from Virus infected USB drive

Nowadays, most of us use a USB drive or Pen drives for saving our data files.  One of the most important issue with the pen drive is its vulnerability to virus infection. As we use the pen drives on different computers, it gets affected easily. Let us see How to retrieve files from Virus infected USB drive.

How to retrieve files from Virus infected USB drive

Have you ever attacked by one or more unknown virus? If you have such an experience, you may know that a virus attack can result in unexpected data loss on a hard drive, a memory card or a USB drive.

For users who have no idea on how to recover virus infected files, it can be a real disaster! But it doesn’t matter!

On this post, you will see the simple steps to retrieve files from virus infected USB drive using CMD.

How to retrieve files from Virus infected USB drive
How to retrieve files from Virus infected USB drive

You need to follow the steps given below:

1. Insert the pen drive into the computer.
2. Then, click on start menu on the computer and open run window.
3. In the run window, type cmd and hit enter.
4. Now, you need to find the drive letter assigned to the pen device. You can check this through my computer.
5.For example, if your pen drive was in drive E, type E: and hit enter.
6. Then type attrib -s -h /s /d *.* and hit enter.

Once these steps are executed, Windows will start to repair the virus infected USB drive.

It usually needs one or two more minutes. Please wait patiently. After the repairing process is finished, you can go to your drive or card to check if you can see all of the virus infected files.

Final words

We saw the easy steps on How to retrieve files from Virus infected USB drive. Hope it will be helpful for you.

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