External hard drive doesnot show folders although it still has. [Solved/Closed]

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Hey i have tried -h-r-s/s\d h:\*.* in the run menu but it shows the message "windows cannot find -h. Make sure you have typed the name correctly and then try again". Could you please tell any other way that i can access my folders on my hard drive

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The above command assumes the drive is named "h". You need the replace "h" with the drive letter of your external drive and copy the command EXACTLY since the spacing is important.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d h:\*.*

attrib <space> -h <space> -r <space> -s <space> /s <space> /d <space> h:\*.*

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It is showin only those folders of which I had taken backup from my system. Others that I took from someone else's drive aren't showing.
After running the above command it shows" access denied- I:\$recycle.bin\s.....".this message.
And now my drive's name is "I".
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I had left the window citing it would complete the process and the work but it has been like this for quite sometime and the window is still open showing the acess denied $recycle.bin message...
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hey it is done and done... thank you so much!