Q&A: How can I recover deleted files that were also hidden?

Question by Michael L: How can I recover deleted files that were also hidden?
Please answer this one only if you know a real way to do it. The thing is I’ve accidently deleted a folder with 60GB worth of stuff, the catch is most of the files and the folder itself had the attribute “hidden” and therefore don’t show up with the recovery software I use. Do you know of any way or any software that can find and recover files that were not only deleted, but also hidden?

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Answer by Stuart
This should do it it recovered my hidden files!


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  1. Vyrix says:

    did you clean out your recycle bin yet? if not then you can get them from there, just right click and hit restore. to make hidden files visible go to Control Panel>Folder Options>View and then click “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. that will make hidden files visible. Good luck.

  2. Ricky Techno1984 says:

    Step 1
    Check the recycle bin. If you accidentally deleted the file, both Apple laptops, mini laptop computers and laptop PC’s have a recycle bin where deleted files live until you’re “sure” you want them gone.

    Step 2
    Sort the files by “date accessed” or “date deleted” so that you don’t have to actually read the lists. If it was a file you used recently then it should be at one end of the list.

    Step 3
    Sort by name if you know the name of the file for a fact. Then, all you need to do is go through the list alphabetically to find it.

    Step 4
    Consider the idea that it may not be deleted. Perhaps it’s just lost. If your start menu (PC) has a “most recent items” or a “recently used items” menu, try to recover a lost file there, especially for that term paper you were just working on yesterday.

    Step 5
    Use your computer’s file search function. If you’re positive that you know the name of the file, start by searching for the file name. You don’t have to worry about the extension the first time. Sort the files by name or date, just as you did in the recycle bin, if you know when it was accessed last.

    Step 6
    Search again with only the file’s extension if you can’t find it by name. The file’s extension is a three or four letter abbreviation that comes after the dot. Picture files, for example, usually have a .jpg or .bmp file extension. To search by file extension, use an asterisk for the filename (like a wildcard) for example, *.jpg will provide you with a list of all jpg files on your computer.

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  3. Kate says:

    asoftech photo recovery pro

  4. Irina K says:

    Yes, you can try to recover your files with Easy Drive Data Recovery software:


    It uses unique modern algorithms to recover files that other software either recovers incorrectly or is unable to detect.

  5. Top Chap says:

    try http://www.getdeletedfilesback.com/index1.html for info on this. They recommend a file recovery solution which might work for you.

  6. Mike says:

    Try downloading data recovery software. You can download the software for free and perform a search for the exact files you are missing. Definitely worth a shot!

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