How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

any time windows users face a problem that shows empty Pendrive while the drive is full. This is very common problems which generally occur due to a corruption of memory storage tables in a storage device. Generally, this type of problem occurs when users improperly eject Pendrive or external drive or when it was affected by some viruses and malware. However, this can be actually fixed easily without using any third party tool on your windows PC. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.

The method is straight and simple and you don’t need any technical knowledge, you just need is a simple command entering that will easily fix out the issue of loss of files in Pendrive. Follow up the methods discussed below.

1. Method: Show Hidden Files In Computer

Step 1. First of all, you need to open My computer and then click on “Organize”
How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

Step 2. Now from the drop down, select “Folder and search option”
How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

Step 3. Now you need to click on “View” tab which is located just behind the “General” tab
How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

Step 4. Now You need to search for the setting “Hidden Files and folders” and there select the option “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” and then click on apply.
How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

This method will eventually show up your files and folders if it was kept hidden.

2. Method: Using Command Prompt

Step 1. First of all search for “cmd” in the start menu and then right click on command prompt and then select “Run As Administrator”.
How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

Step 2. Now in command prompt you have to enter the command given below,
attrib -h -r -s /s /d x:*.*
where you need to replace with the letter of your drive.
How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

That’s it! The process will take few seconds and you are done, now open your drive in explorer and you will see all your files being there, that is these are recovered.

3 Method: By Searching (.) in Search Box

How To Fix USB/Pendrive Empty Problem Even The Drive Is Full

First of all, open your drive in explorer. Now you will see there no items to displayed. Just add dot(.) in the search box at the top right corner. You can see all the hidden file and folders there and you can easily copy that files and then paste anywhere in your computer storage as a recovered file.
Now simply format your Pendrive after recovering all the data and then put data back in it. That’s it now this problem will get permanently fixed in your USB storage.

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