How to Retrieve Hidden Folders on Desktop?

Written by Lucy John on April 24, 2023

“Hi guys… I don’t know really where few of essential folders stored on my PC desktop are gone. Till yesterday I was able to access those folders, but today my desktop is not showing them. What might be the reason behind hidden folders on desktop? Please anyone who knows about recovering hidden folders on desktop can help me! Many thanks in advance!”

Perhaps malicious external threats like virus, spyware, Trojan, etc attacks on system infects data stored in its hard drive. Subsequently in couple of days, desktop users might observe several abnormal behaviors due to suspicious malware attacks as mentioned in above scenario. One of the major consequences of virus attack is data loss; viruses have capability to hide files and folders on system desktop. Even, invalid third part apps installed in desktop may hide folders due to some logical error or conflictions. One can restore back hidden files and folders on desktop after virus attack or any other reasons using simple procedure mentioned below:

Select “Start” button -> Go for “Control Panel” -> Select “Folder Options” in Control Panel -> click on “View” option -> Choose “Hidden files and folders” -> Enable “Show hidden files, folders and drives” -> And click on “Ok” button to apply changes.

Now you can check for hidden folders in respective location on desktop. In case you fail to locate hidden folders after applying this method, then don’t worry!! Using appropriate file restoration software you can get back hidden folders on desktop.

Hidden folder recovery software for desktop:

Make use of Yodot File Recovery tool to restore hidden folders successfully with just a few clicks of the mouse. Apart from restoring hidden folders and files, this software can rescue missing files, retrieve deleted file on desktop or laptop hard drive and other removable storage devices (such as USB drives, flash cards, portable hard drives etc.) The Graphical Interface consists of adaptable visual elements that offer a better user experience and compromises of functional features such as RAW Search, Resume Recovery, View Patterns etc. This utility is authentic and is free from harmful spyware/malware. The file system supported by this tool are FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, exFAT etc. Infact, this tool makes easy the process of restoring invisible folders on computers running with Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Steps for regaining hidden folders on desktop:

Follow these Tips:

  • Backup most essential files and folders of desktop on external storage devices
  • Avoid installing unknown or invalid third party apps on desktop system
  • Maintain quality and updated anti-virus software to prevent hiding of folders due top virus attacks on Windows desktop

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