Pen Drive Shows Empty Even When Data Exists (Solution)

Many times I have seen on forums that people always saying that my pendrive is having files but also showing empty. So here today I am going to show you how to solve this problem.

First Method : Check if the files are not hidden.

If files are not hidden then use the Second Method.

Second Method :-

Goto Start --> Run --> Type cmd & Press Enter. Now Command Prompt will open.

Here I assume your Pen Drive drive letter as I:  

Now Enter the below command :
attrib -h -r -s /s /d i:*.*

Replace "i" with your pendrive letter

Press Enter. 

Now check your pen drive for the files.

Good Luck. :)


  1. thanx a lot this trick really worked i was thinking i hav lost my all files but now they r back

  2. Thanks buddy...I got my 30gb data bavk

  3. Sir how can we do its vice versa ...
    means file exist but pen drive shows empty...