If you have hidden some files in the past and now you are unable to unhide them, then we are listing a few solutions with which you can show the hidden files.
Listing A Few Solutions To Overcome The Issue
If you are a Windows 10 user, follow the below-mentioned steps to unhide the hidden files:
Antivirus can interfere with a lot of activities on your system, so sometimes deactivating or uninstalling it, may work for you. Check if it worked, and if it didn’t, then move to the next solution.
The next option to make the hidden files visible is to add a command prompt. For this, you need to click on the Start menu and type “cmd” in the search box, right-click on the “cmd.exe” and click on Run as Administrator. Now, type “attrib –s –h –r /s /d” and click on the Enter button.
If the message “Access denied – <drive>:\System Volume Information,” this doesn’t mean that you can’t show hidden files, this has happened because this folder stores Windows System Restore points. Now, you need to enter the drive from which you want to show the files, so type the drive’s name, and press Enter. After this, all your hidden files should be visible, go and check them. If it doesn’t work, then move to the next method.
This method contains showing files with the help of file checker tool. File checker tool helps with the corruption issues with the file. Let’s know how to do that:
Modifying the registry may lead you towards the solution, but while performing it, the user should be careful as it may cause some serious system errors.
Manual methods come in handy, but they have their own drawbacks, one of which is data loss. So, if you have lost data, or the hidden files are actually not hidden but are deleted, then you can recover it with Kernel for Windows Data Recovery Software. It is a third-party tool and an automated method with which you can recover lost or deleted data from system drive partition sectors deeply using three scanning modes and let users preview the recovered content (including permanently deleted files) before saving desired content to any system location, let’s see how:
Note: If the changes/losses are recent, then go for the Quick Scan mode, if the loss is major and a bit older go for the Deep Scan recovery mode, and if you want some intense recovery, then go for File trace recovery mode.
Note: Here, we have selected a logical drive; you can go for either of them as per your requirement.
Note: If you wish to make the process a bit faster, click on the Hide progress button, similarly, if you want to see the progress info, click on the Show Progress option.
Note: You can skip some files by clicking on the Skip File option.
Once everything is done successfully, you can locate the recovered data at the saved location.
Hidden files stop showing even after enabling the Show hidden files and folders feature as some user has already deleted them from the system in the past. Though assuming other causes, some manual tricks like using the File checker tool, running command in Command Prompt, disabling Antivirus application, and modifying Windows registry are explained. And to recover lost, inaccessible, or deleted Windows data, a perfect third-party Windows Data Recovery tool is explained with its features and functioning.