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Ask a question Malleshg 2Posts Saturday June 22, 2013Registration date June 23, 2013 Last seen - Last answered on Jun 11, 2017 at 07:36 PM by doc
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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Thank You VERY MUCH :D
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Hello,

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
Ambucias 43550Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus August 23, 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
Thanks
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doc- Jun 11, 2017 at 07:36 PM
Was having a miserable weekend all my files missing from computer - got new storage backup device and must have grabbed files and hidden them. The above allowed me to see them.
Doubt my company IT would have figured this out thanks so much.
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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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Thanks

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