Hidden files in my external drive

Meretrix - Jul 24, 2011 at 04:07 AM
 ruso - Dec 28, 2015 at 11:54 AM

I have a 2tb external that now refuses to show me my files when I explore the drive. I have contacted seagate but none of their sollutions amount to anything. My pc is conneted to the drive and I can still copy data to the drive but there is now 700gb which seems to be occupied that I cannot see! When you test the drive, I can see the files names it's running through but no amount of unplugging, rebooting ect. is solving my problem.

Please help I need this data!

2 replies

bionik Posts 4234 Registration date Thursday August 19, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen August 3, 2016
Jul 24, 2011 at 04:12 AM

Try this 1.

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

Here I assume your external drive letter 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 : Replace the letter g with your External hard drive letter.

Now check for your files in External Drive.

Good Luck.
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ohmywords Posts 2 Registration date Monday August 29, 2011 Status Member Last seen August 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011 at 02:53 PM
How do you test the drive to see the file names?