External hard disk not shows file

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Hello,




my external hard disk did not show any file even though in properties show its occupied. i have try the cmd so many times..however it shows access denied..recycle bin..(something like that)..i also hace tick on show hidden file at views..

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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