Tips to Recover Files from Virus Infected Flash Drive on Windows/Mac!

By | April 30, 2015

Recover Files from Virus Infected Flash Drive

Proficiently Recover Files from Virus Infected Flash Drive Without any Hassle!!!

Virus is very dangerous and when this get into it damage various things like important files, videos, photos and other necessary stuff.  So to recover the lost files from the virus infected flash drive makes use of the Digital Media Recover Tool. This is best in recovering various data and this allows you to restore:

  • Recover various data like audios, videos, photos of different file format easily.
  • Restore data from different storage media like memory cards, hard drives, Mac volumes, USB drives, external hard drives, digital multimedia players, flash drive, pen drive etc
  • Retrieve lost/corrupted/inaccessible data from different brands of camcorder, cameras, iPods, mobile phones and digital devices.
  • Get back data from external as well as internal storage media
  • Rescue permanent as well temporary deleted data

Recover Corrupted/Inaccessible File From Virus Infected Flash Drive

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The Flash drives are often are used for transferring of data from one PC to another. The Flash drives are devices that make use of flash memory. Not all the flash drives are pen drives. The flash includes pen drive, SSD or, hybrid drive, or any external SSD drive. The only Flash Memory is used instead of the conventional spinning platters in such devices. The high capacity hard drive chooses the best possible storage option. Solid state drives and the hybrid drives are the newest products. The hybrid drives are blend of the HDD capacity and the SSD speeds. It is a conventional platter that is well as small amount of high-speed flash memories.


But problem arises when PCs are not protected from virus infection and the Flash drive that shows no data that form of folders that have some shortcuts that are present there, which points the some weird type of .src files. There are ways to recover the data. But the used disc space shows that lot of data.

The first concern you need to concentrate is upon removal of the virus from the Flash drive. The drive is connected to the PC with the some latest and updated version of the antivirus software which scans and detects the virus and the removal is done. All the threats are detected by the antivirus software are fixed.


The recovery steps when the existing files get converted into shortcuts, pointing to some weird shortcuts are:

  • Flash drive are connected with the computer
    • You need to check the drive which is assigned to the flash drive
    • Then go to the Start option and chose the Run and then CMD is typed and Enter is pressed

Then you need to run the DOS command:

attrib -H -R -S /S /D G:\*.*

The G is for the Flash drive or any appropriate drive letter for the drive. You need to be careful; about the spaces when you make use of the command, otherwise the action will not take place. This will delete any of the files and the files that are converted to shortcuts are only recovered.

rescue deleted files after virus attackThere are some of the steps for detecting the virus infected hidden files from the Flash drives. If it “Show hidden files” in the folder option that does not show anything that run on the CMD command. Some of viruses hide the files within the registry values. This command prompt appears and you need to type:


This makes the command applicable of the root directory and the subfolders also.

The next commands typed are:

  • You need to drive the letter and then press Enter.
  • The type dir/ah and press Enter.
  • attrib –h –s /s /d and press enter.

This process ends with reappearance of the drive letter. All the data then is obtained back.

There are some steps for the removal of the viruses from the flash drives and then you need to follow:

Run the Virus Scan on the Flash Drive
The option is then check whether the virus is there are not or delete it. If you find it

Backup of the Files that are saved on the Drive

You need to copy in a selective manner, not the entire directories along with the hidden files. The hidden files sometimes the viruses itself. As a rule, the zip files and executable files should not be copied.

Drive gets Formatted

You can do this by running the CMD, command after clicking on the Start and Run options. The correct drive letter needs to be typed. The drive letter you may find after opening the ’My computer’ option and by looking at the hard drive. The “USB JUMP DRIVE (E:)” may appear. This drive letter varies from one computer to another as depended on the number of drives as mounted on the system.

The Files are copied back to the Drive

After you format the drives then the virus and all the other files gets disappeared. Sometimes the professional software can be used for recovering the files from the virus infected flash drives. This happens due to hard drive problems. The flash drives data recovery software can use for this purpose. The software launches and then the options are chosen such as File Recovery for the deleted files or the lost files to recover files from the flash drives. Recovered Files are stored for locating the specified. If the flash drives cannot be accessed by the computer and is functional by the Rescue Digital Media provides you with successful data recovery process.

Sometimes the files also get hidden intentionally and can be recovered with simple procedure for example:

Go to Start > then Run > Type in “control folders” > View > “Show hidden files and folders”

You always need to avoid such type of errors by taking preventive steps such as using of quality antivirus software, scan daily and add additional layer of security, make use of firewall and protect you Pc from viruses. However the data loss from the infected flash drives and memory card can be easily recovered back by making use of the Rescue Digital Media. It is the best software which allows you to recover back deleted and lost media files even from the infected or corrupt flash drives and memory card efficiently.

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Steps to recover infected Flash Drive Files are:-

Step 1 – Install "Photo Recovery" software and launch it on your computer. Click on "Recover Photo, Audio & Video" tab to recover photos, videos and audio files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

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Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. All the hard drive and external media will be shown in the list. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on "Scan" button.

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Step 3 – Once you click on "Scan" button the software will show that scanning is in progress. The software will search for all multimedia files from your selected drive or attached media.

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Step 4 – After scanning, all the files that are found in the selected volume, hard disk or other storage media devices are listed. You can now select the files to preview them and then you can click on "Recover" button to finally save them on your computer.

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