Files missing in external hard disk

Malleshg Posts 1 Registration date Saturday June 22, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 23, 2013 - Updated on Jul 23, 2017 at 08:16 AM
 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

1 response

jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 at 03:59 PM
  • 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
Thank you so much... finally got back all my files...
thanks for taking the time to post this, it helped me too