Files missing in external hard disk [Solved/Closed]

Malleshg 2 Posts Saturday June 22, 2013Registration date June 23, 2013 Last seen - Jun 22, 2013 at 01:09 PM - Latest reply:  doc
- Jun 11, 2017 at 07:36 PM
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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jack4rall 6507 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jun 22, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Thank you

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 53224 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 17, 2018 Last seen > mokbonna 1 Posts Sunday January 4, 2015Registration date January 4, 2015 Last seen - Jan 5, 2015 at 05:49 AM
Keep the box unchecked!
OMG you just saved my life. thanks a bunch. it worked!!
Thank you.... you are a legend
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.
Thank you
dandyvasanth - Aug 13, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Thank you
Thank you.
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Thank You VERY MUCH :D
Malleshg 2 Posts Saturday June 22, 2013Registration date June 23, 2013 Last seen - Jun 23, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Thank you
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