Recover Hidden Files from USB on Windows 7

“Hi!! Previously I did hide some of my files in USB drive to protect some security information from unauthorized access. But, yesterday due to severe virus attack, the files which were stored in that USB drive got deleted including hidden files. Now my question is, how possible is it to get back hidden files from USB drive on Windows 7 system? Please reply soon……”

Windows 7 user may face above kind of situations at any point of time. If lost hidden files contain official work information, then user may face lot of problems. To avoid these kinds of situations in future, just know about factors that may lead to deletion of hidden files from USB drive on Windows 7 system:

  • Improper ejection of USB drive from Windows 7 system
  • Using same USB drive on different OS based systems may lead to its corruption as a result you cannot access files from it including hidden files
  • Incorrect moving of hidden files to different location from USB drive would result in missing of those files
  • Unknowingly clicking on “Format” button when it throws an error like “drive needs to be formatted”

Anyhow, once hidden files gets deleted or lost, users may think that they lost those files permanently from USB drive, and they will be worried about those lost files. But thing is hidden files still remains on that USB drive and you can get back them easily by using some specific file recovery software. To know more about this, go through below information.

Software to view hidden files from flash drive on Windows 7:

To recover your hidden files safely and securely from USB drive use Yodot File Recovery software on Windows 7 system. This utility can recover all type of hidden files like text, MS documents, PowerPoint files, PSD, PDF’s and compressed files. This program will work in read only mode, so that it does not alter original file content during hidden file retrieval process. Apart from USB drive, it can extract hidden files from other storage media like hard disk drive, memory card, Pen drive, flash drives and other external drives on Windows 7. Even, this application can recover files after virus attack, USB drive crash and other serious data disasters. This application is compatible to run on all versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Procedure to view hidden files from removable drive on Windows 7:

  • First connect USB drive to Windows 7 computer
  • After that, install Yodot File Recovery software on Windows 7 system
  • Then, run the application to start hidden files recovery process
  • First, this tool will display two options like ‘Deleted File Recovery’ and ‘Lost File Recovery’
  • From them, select any option to restore hidden files from USB drive and continue further
  • Later, it will display list of drives or partition present in Windows 7 system
  • Select the drive which indicates USB
  • Next, software will starts scanning of selected drive and will displays extracted files in two different view types such as ‘data view’ and ‘file type view’
  • Make your selection and then again click on “Next” button
  • Then, save restored hidden files in a desired location rather than source location (same USB drive)

Important Note!!!

  • Avoid improper ejection of USB drive from system
  • Before connecting USB drive to system, check whether antivirus software is installed or not

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