Restore Hidden Files Windows 8

Sometimes, certain files are made hidden in Windows 8. Also, Windows stores many important settings in hidden folders and files. This is done to prevent the user from deleting or tampering those important files. But at times while trying to access hidden files, the files seem to be missing. The files are not to be found anywhere.

How to unhide files on Windows 8?

Few files on your PC might have been hidden by you, or by default. In Windows 8, only the AppData folder will be hidden by default on your computer. However, you can make them visible along with other files by making changes in Control Panel. Follow this to unhide files:

  • Go to Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View tab -> Under Advanced Settings, check Show hidden files, folders, and drives option box

You can even unhide your files and folders by following the procedure below:

  • Right click on the file or folder -> Properties -> General -> Attributes -> Uncheck the Hidden option

At times, even these methods are of no help because you cannot find the hidden files. The hidden files are lost, and you have to try another method to get them back. Usually, when you format a drive, all the files and folders get erased, including hidden files. Also, if the files are infected by virus, then they become hidden and you lose the files.

So How to Recover Hidden Files from Windows 8?

Recover erased files is an efficient File Recovery software which will restore hidden files from Windows 8 system. The tool recovers hidden files of different types like documents, video files, audios, photos, PDF files, spreadsheets, presentation files, etc. on Windows 8. It is capable of recovering hidden files from various computer drives formatted with NTFS, NTFS5, FAT32 and exFAT.

Apart from hidden files recovery, Yodot File Recovery application will restore lost or deleted files on your PC. Files accidentally deleted, erased after format, lost during transfer, Cut Paste operation, and so on, will be retrieved in just a short while. The software can recover hidden files from pen drive, hard disk, external hard drive, memory card, memory stick, FireWire drive, and other storage devices with ease.

Supported Windows OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc.

Guide to Retrieve Hidden Files from Windows 8:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your Windows 8 computer
  • Run installed software, and select “Lost File Recovery” from main screen
  • Select the drive from which hidden files are lost and click on “Next” option
  • Select file formats that you want to recover from the list, on next screen, and click on “Next”
  • After scanning is completed, preview the recovered files, and save them on a location of your choice using “Save” option

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