One time or the other you may have come across a situation where you can't see your file in your USB flash drive or any external storage although you are sure you saved the file properly but all you can see is a shortcut. Never mind ! Virus has different crook ways of manifesting and gaining access into computer systems. Just follow the steps below to get your file or folder back from that cruel virus;
1. Click Start.
2. In the search box type command prompt and press enter.
3. Type the following commands and press enter after each (Note: Assumes your external drive is H:\ and the folder that is hidden is named "My Folder"):
attrib -H -S "My Folder" /D
Example : if c is your Drive letter
C:\>attrib -H -S \*.* /S /D