Folders not showing in Seagate external hard drive

meltonmajor Posts 1 Registration date Monday April 29, 2013 Status Member Last seen April 29, 2013 - Updated on Jan 30, 2019 at 07:54 AM
 hari - Jan 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM
When I go to the properties tab it does show that I have several GB's of memory utilized, but no folders display, but if I type the path or address of folder ,it opens..i have many folders and I don't remember all names of folders.... I have seen similar problems in CCM and I tried using cmd ..
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
but it shows access denied ....still I dont see the folders...can you please give me a working way to solve this

3 replies

jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Apr 30, 2013 at 01:19 AM

Try this 1

They are some folders like "System Volume Information",$recycle.bin where

the user don't have access to it. For such folders "Access Denied" message will

appear. So don't worry about it. Enter that command, wait for a while until the

process get completed and then make sure that your files are removed from

hidden mode

Alternative Method :

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
Thanks Bro I like this topic thanks................................
bro it was showing only system data m nt getting my hidden folders :((