Folders in external hard disk showing as empty [Solved/Closed]


Please help me out, my hard disk of 320 gb showing all folders as empty

but in properties it showing the full size and free space acurately.

Please help me out how to view the data in folders?

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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Dec 9, 2018
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If you did not format your drive, then check whether the files are not in

hidden mode.

Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

Now press enter.

Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your drive letter.

Now check for your files in that drive.

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.

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hi thanks for the advice super
thank you very much. Vaalga valamudan. :)
it works 100% thanks :)
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cmd said "patch not found"...
Totally Awesomeness !!!.... Click and THERE THEY ARE !!! I am now copying them to another hard drive because there is a LOCK Symbol on the folders, BUT i can still get in to view the files being copied...Also, when I would click Properties a dialog box would read Recycle Bin in MY DRIVE was corrupted and would i like to EMPTY it....NO NO NO...... Thanks SOOOOO Much !!!
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Hi there,

Go to folder options >view tab and select show hidden files and folders then press on apply followed by ok.