Simple Steps to Restore Data from USB Drive Showing Folder is Empty Error

Sometimes, you will see a message which tells that your USB drive is empty even though it has lots of data in it. Do you have any idea why are you getting this kind of error? Well! it happens if your USB drive gets corrupted or else files are hidden on USB drive due to any known or unknown factors. The most common reasons for USB drive corruption include virus infection, improper usage.

Make sure that files are not hidden on the USB drive. If files are hidden, then follow the steps mentioned here to unhide hidden files on the USB drive.

  • Open Command Prompt from administrative account
  • Then, type the drive letter of USB drive and press “Enter” in Command Prompt window
  • In the next line, type “attrib -s -h -r /s /d” and press “Enter

Now, close Command Prompt and open USB drive. If files are hidden, then this method unhide all the files. If you are unable to see files on USB drive even after using above method, then files must be missing or lost due to USB drive corruption. In that case, you need to use reliable and effective file recovery tool like SFWare Digital Media Recovery software.

Solution to Recover Data from USB Drive showing Folder is Empty Message-

Easy to use SFWare Digital Media Recovery software comes handy when it comes to data recovery from USB drive that shows folder is empty error. Using this software, you can restore any type of file from USB drive including media files. Also, the tool helps in recovering data when your USB drive turns RAW or get formatted accidentally. One can use this tool to restore data from Transcend, Kingston, SanDisk and many other brands of the USB drive. It also allows you to save recovered files to any accessible drive.

Complete Guide on How to Recover Data from USB Drive:

Step 1: Download the software and follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation process

Step 2: Attach USB drive to the computer on which software has been installed

Step 3: Run the software and select "Recover Photos" option when the main screen appears

Step 4: In the next window, select among "Deleted Photo Recovery" or "Lost Photo Recovery" option according to your need

Step 5: The software scans and shows all the available drives on your computer. Select the drive that represents USB drive and hit Next to continue with the scanning process.

Step 6: Once the recovery process gets over, you can see the recovered files by clicking on "Preview" option and save the same using "Save" option

You can also use this software to restore data from other storage media like memory card, pen drive, external hard drive, iPod, etc. The tool can be used on any version of Windows OS, including latest Windows 10. If any doubt arises while using this tool, you can contact the technical support team. They will assist you solving any query.

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