The files that were on your USB no longer there? Time to use USB show


  • Simple installation.
  • Effective and useful.
  • A good accompaniment to an antivirus.


  • Doesn’t come with its own antivirus (use with caution)

Sometimes bad configuration can cause files to disappear. Generally speaking it’s not a big problem; once you realize what’s happened you can undo the changes you made to the configuration. But of course, it’s not always that easy. There are cases where were victims of a malware attack, and when this happens, USB Show comes to the rescue.

Recovering what’s been lost is not always easy; on occasions, thanks to sophisticated malware, there’s a malicious code that blocks the files. What to do in these cases? One of the best options is to rely on USB show, a small application developed for Windows that shines a light on the files that have mysteriously disappeared.

USB Show doesn’t do much more than this, but it’s a contribution no other program offers, even though it’s very useful to do so. It supports USBs, some MBs and external hard drives.

Tread with caution

The only complaint we have is that USB Show doesn’t come with an antivirus, or even recommend a suitable antivirus. It would be a perfect addition, and would really boost its effectiveness. At the moment, USB Show is so basic that it would take a lot of expertise on the part of the user to be able to find a solution to a virus attack; it could be so much simpler. 

In fact, the developers of USB Show recommend that you copy the files that the program finds in the target disc to another local hard drive, then format the target disc before re-copying the files back to it. Whilst a little awkward, it’s not in itself risky, as long as you scan the target disc with an antivirus so that it doesn’t become infected again.

As you can see, USB Show is efficient, but it demands some attention on your part. Download it with confidence and use it with caution.

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Type Freeware

Version 1.0

Size 5.26 MB

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