Files missing in External hard disk [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question Malleshg 2Posts Saturday June 22, 2013Registration date June 23, 2013 Last seen - Last answered on Mar 30, 2017 at 07:46 PM by luckily boy
I have a external hard disk of 1TB, from few I am not able view the content, when I check in the properties of hard disk it shows 100 GB of filled and 900 GB is empty. earlier I tried all kind of option to view but still I am not able to view, what is the problem, the content in my hard disc is very important and I don't want to lose anything. Please help me
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Try this 1

Make sure that the files are not in hidden mode.

Click on Start --> In search box, type control folders and press Enter.

[If you are using Windows XP then type control folders in Run and press Enter]

"Folder Options" will be opened. Click on the "View" tab.

Now select the option "Show hidden files, folders or drives" and uncheck the

check box "Hide protected operating system files" --> Click on "OK" button.

Now look for your files in your external drive.

Later undo the changes you have made by once again going to "Folder Options"

--> Click on "View" tab and click on "Restore Defaults" button --> Click on "OK".

Good Luck
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mokbonna 1Posts Sunday January 4, 2015Registration date January 4, 2015 Last seen - Jan 4, 2015 at 09:36 PM
it's ok when I uncheck the check box "Hide protected operating system files" but when I check the box again everything goes to hidden status too. how to solve it?
Ambucias 40711Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus April 29, 2017 Last seen - Jan 5, 2015 at 05:49 AM
Keep the box unchecked!
bashbaby- Jan 22, 2015 at 07:09 AM
OMG you just saved my life. thanks a bunch. it worked!!
SVENUS- Nov 7, 2015 at 06:11 AM
Thank you.... you are a legend
luckily boy- Mar 30, 2017 at 07:46 PM
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Hiii Jack,

Thanks a ton mate, I appreciate you effort to take time and give solution to my problem. I got it man thanks again
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Thank you.
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Thank You VERY MUCH :D

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