Restore Hidden Files on Android Phone

“Till yesterday my Android phone was showing all the photo, videos, music files and other files that I have stored in it. But today, I noticed that some of my beloved media files were disappeared from respective location on Android device. Please anyone suggest me on how to find hidden files on Android device? Thanks in advance.”

As Android phones are featured with plenty of apps, one can even hind their confidential files using application like File Hide Expert, Hide Pro, Gallery Vault, etc. Using these third party tools one can hide the files on Android; however the harmful external threat’s like viruses, malwares, spyware, Trojan horses, etc can hide your files on Android phone’s storage space. The contents of the Android phone such as photos, videos and others get hidden once they come in contact with dangerous viruses.

Let us discuss possible ways for entry of viruses or malware on Android phone:

  • As these portable mobile devices are capable of installing wide variety of apps, there might be a chance for installing unsecure or unauthenticated their party application which might turn into dangerous Trojan horses
  • The facility of accessing broad band services in Android phone might become reason for harmful viruses entering phone though unsecured network
  • Ignorance like using or connecting Android Smartphones in multiple systems without knowing whether the host PC is infected by malware or not may make path to viruses

Apart from virus attacks, logical conflicts or renaming the files with (.) dot operator makes Android OS hide your valuable data stored in it. In such instances you restore hidden files using steps mentioned below:

  • Click on “My File” option
  • Then go to “Setting” option
  • Later active “Show Hidden Files” option (If you renamed files with (.) dot operator, then remove it from respective position)

In you fail to find hidden files using these steps, then you might be at the end of data loss. Such situations will remind about your negligence toward backuping the Android phone data, isn’t it?? Well, don’t’ blame yourself this is the time to find hidden files on Android using any appropriate softwares like Android Data Recovery on Windows system.

Hidden file recovery software for Android:

Yodot Android Data Recovery application is used to find hidden files on Android device. The software thoroughly scans both internal and external storage of Android phone and restored all hidden files on Windows system. Irrespective of the file types such as photos, videos, songs, APK files, games, etc that are hidden on Android device, this software can rescue them efficiently. This tool can regain hidden files on Android device of variety brands such as Samsung, HTC, Sony, Acer, LG, Micromax, etc. The software works well with all versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.

Steps to find hidden files on Android phone:

Note: Software is capable of recognizing Android devices (Smartphone’s and Tablets) that gets connected to system via UMS mode i.e. USB Mass Storage; it doesn’t support for MTP / PTP mode of connectivity.

  • First connect the affected Android device to your Windows system through USB mode
  • Download Yodot Android Data Recovery utility and install it to that Windows system
  • Execute the program and follow the main screen steps
  • Foremost the software scans and displays all the partition present in Windows computer along with partition that represents your Android phone
  • Chose the drive that denotes your Android device and click on “Next” button
  • Next you’ll find two options “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Click on “Lost File Recovery” option to bring back hidden files on Android phone
  • Wait for few minutes, the software will scan Android device and displays list of all the hidden files from your Android device
  • Select the files and folders which you want to restore back
  • Save the selected files to your preferred location, however not to the same Android device to avoid overwriting of data

Things to keep in mind:

  • Your primary responsibility is protecting your precious data of Android phone by installing authentic apps
  • Verity that local computer is free from viruses before connecting your Android phone to it
  • Backup your valuable files and folders from your Android device on some other storage devices