Retrieve Invisible Folder

Picture this situation: You have connected external storage media to computer in order to move certain folders. After transferring those folders, you have deleted them from external storage media assuming that it would be present in your computer. Later, when you checked the drive for those folders it showed that the drive is empty. You were surprised to see that all folders which were previously present on drive were missing along with the folders moved from external storage media. The drive on computer is still displaying memory of the folders that it contained but it has become invisible. You may now wonder what could be the reason behind it.

Well, computer users often find themselves in a difficult situation when they encounter problem like this. One of the root causes for this type of problem could be virus intrusion. The external storage drive which you have connected to your computer might have been infected with viruses and transferred to your computer. It has infected the whole drive on which you have copied folders and made them invisible. But by making use of inbuilt method provided by Microsoft Windows, you can easily get access to the folders which have turned inaccessible due to virus intrusion. Refer these steps:

  • First close all programs on your computer and then click on the Windows globe button provided on the screen
  • Click "Control Panel"and after "Appearance and Personalization"
  • Hit upon "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" option to continue further
  • Remove checkmark from the checkboxes "Hide extensions for known file types" and "Hide protected operating system files"
  • Press "Apply," then click "OK."
  • After following these steps, open Windows explorer by pressing Windows button and “E” key. Click on the drive to view the folders which is now visible to you. Although this method is very useful, few users do not get successful in making their folders visible. This is because the viruses which have infected your computer are very dangerous and does not allow you restore your folder. So in that case it is highly recommended to use right file recovery software on your Windows computer.

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Make use of Yodot File Recovery software in order to restore folder which has become invisible after virus/malware infection. It will quickly searches for invisible folders and shows them in two view types namely “Data View” and “File Type View” so that you can easily choose required folders. It facilitates easy and understandable steps, so you don’t get any complications while using it. You are able to restore Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Database and even generic media file types present in invisible folder. Apart from this, it will display number of retrieved files on the screen. If you still need to know more about this file restoration utility, then download free trial version. It is exact copy of full version but you can only save files after activating full version.

Simple procedure to regain invisible folder:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software to your Windows computer
  • Launch the application by clicking on the shortcut menu created on your desktop
  • Once you run the application you will find two main options which are “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Choose Lost File Recovery” option to move to the next Window/li>
  • Select the drive from where you want to restore hidden folder
  • Allow the software to scan the drive and then choose file types which you want to retrieve
  • Make your selection by utilizing two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Lastly store recovered files in a desired destination

Good information:

  • Scan external hard drive with Antivirus software before moving any folders or files to it
  • Never download any unauthorized software from internet as it may contain viruses and infect your system

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