Why would anyone copy files to an external USB drive like a pen drive, then hide them?
If you can copy them across from the pen drive to your hard drive, perhaps you can then change their attributes?
My OS is Windows XP SP2. My sister bring home with a pen drive which contains many files and folders cannot be seen unless "Hide Protected Operating System Files" from Folder Options > View is unchecked. From the properties dialog box of those files/folders, it can be seen that "Hidden" is checked and grayed out, so it cannot be unchecked.
I'd like to unset this protected OS file attribute from those files/folders so that they can be seen without unchecking "Hide Protected Operating System Files." How can I do that?
Thanks for your time.