Recover hidden data from external hard disk [Solved/Closed]

Aman - May 5, 2011 at 12:30 AM - Latest reply:  nanaa
- Jun 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

I have so many movies, files, folders & musics in my external hard disk . Due to some virus or something I don't know when I opened the external hard disk I can't see some folders inside it, but if I wrote at the top at the search bar the folder name or the movie name which are in inside the hard disk I can find the folder . So please if you can tell me what is the problem .
See more 

11 replies

Best answer
Registration date
Thursday August 19, 2010
Last seen
August 3, 2016
- May 5, 2011 at 03:46 AM
Thank you

Try this 1.

May be the files are in hidden mode.

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

Here I assume your external hard drive as G:

Enter this command.

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

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

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

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in external hard drive.

Good Luck.

Thank you, bionik 49

Something to say? Add comment

CCM has helped 1596 users this month

thanks man u save me
you the man,thanks
thanks for the help i almost crying when my korean drama disappeared
thank you friend
Registration date
Tuesday May 4, 2010
Last seen
December 26, 2012
- Oct 31, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Thank you
Perhaps, your files have been changed into hidden mode. You can do the following steps to show them again:

Start=> Run=>Enter "control folders" in the blank and click "Ok"=>Choose "View" on the appearing "Folder Options" interface=> Select "show hidden files and folders".