Restore Hidden Videos from Windows 7

“I have created few videos related to my upcoming project using Movie Maker software on Windows 7 computer. It was created with full effort and it took lot of time. But today morning when I have switched on Windows 7 system, videos were nowhere present in it. I am very sure that I have neither deleted them nor moved them to any other location. What should I do now to make videos files visible on my Windows 7 system? I need to mail those videos to my client so help would be appreciated”

Being Windows 7 user, you might have experienced above situaiton and seeking for help regarding the same. If you have not deleted videos or trasferred them to some other location, then probably the videos might have hidden. A hidden video is the one which exists on your Windows 7 computer’s hard drive but remain invisible to you. When video file is in hidden state, it will not be visible when you open the location containg video file. At the same time, it will not appear if you use your computer’s search option. But by changing settings of your Winodws 7 computer, you can easily gain access to hidden videos and make them visible again.

Go through the procedure given below to convert hidden videos to accessible ones:

  • First of all open the folder containing video files
  • On the top of the window, you will find few options. Click on “Organize” option and then “Folder and search options”
  • You will now be presented with a Window with three tabs which are general, view and search
  • Go to “View” tab and you will find an option in it named “Hidden Files and Folders”. Select “Show hidden files and folders” option from the two and click “OK”

Now, hidden videos on saved location will be displayed to you. However, above method work only when Windows operating system automatically hides videos from you. In case videos are hidden due to virus attacks, then it will be still in hidden state. The only way to overcome this situation is using prominent video recovery software.

Hidden video file recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery software is specifically known for recovering media files from storage devices such as computer hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, media players, memory sticks, external hard drives, etc. Special feature of this software is that it can restore hidden pictures, videos, music as well as documents from Windows 7 system hard drive. It will show recoverable files in detail and you could see its size, file format and creation date. You can retrieve various formats of video files such as AVI, MPEG, ASX, 3GP, AVS, MOV, ASF, M4V, DIVX, MPG, XVID, WMV, AIF, AMR, M4A, AIFF, RM M4B, MP3, MP4, WMA, MIDI, AU, WAV, RA, OGG etc. This software is fully checked and you can be rest assured as your video files will be restored safely without altering its content. Apart from Windows 7, it can be easily launched on computers working on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Simple procedure to get back hidden videos from your computer:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software and install it to your computer
  • Soon after installation, launch the application and choose “Lost Photo Recovery” option to recover hidden videos
  • Application will now show list of drives available to restore files
  • Choose drive on Windows 7 hard drive and then hit on “next” to start scanning process
  • As soon as the scanning process is done, you will see list of available files
  • Select required video files; otherwise directly hit on “Skip” option to choose all files by default
  • Verify rescued files using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview retrieved media files and at last select a location where you want to save regained video files

Protective Actions:

  • Videos are may get hidden if they are infected with viruses, so scan your Windows 7 computer with proper Antivirus software
  • Create backup and keep on transferring video files into it to restore at the time of video file loss

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