How to unhide hidden folders on Seagate external hard drive

axelsrose Posts 1 Registration date Thursday December 26, 2013 Status Member Last seen December 26, 2013 - Updated on Jan 30, 2019 at 06:26 AM
 Vic - Sep 20, 2016 at 05:23 PM
I had the same problem as

now I can see the folders, how can I Unhide them?

The hidden box on the properties menu is greyed out :/

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carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 125
Dec 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM

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.

Wow! This worked immediately. Many thanks genius
all I got was Access Denied