How to Find and Recover Hidden Files/Folders on Android

Roxanne updated on Sep 29, 2020 to Android Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Here are full Android hidden file recovery solutions for different situations. Try all the methods to find, view, show, unhide or recover hidden files/folders on Android with ease.

Android hidden file recovery overview

Nowadays, Android phones and tablets are more and more popular among users. But sometimes, your personal files like pictures, videos, documents, etc stored on these devices might be hidden and become unviewable or inaccessible for many reasons. When facing such a situation, how to find and restore hidden files on Android becomes a problem. In this page, we will introduce you full Android hidden file recovery solution to fix this issue.

How to recover hidden files with Android data recovery software

When your files or folders are modified, deleted, corrupted or encrypted by viruses, malware or spyware, you can try to retrieve virus hidden files with third-party Android data recovery software. You should first remove the virus and then try to recover your data. Here EaseUS Android data recovery software is your best choice. It can effectively and easily recover files deleted by antivirus. 

To retrieve hidden files on Android, follow these steps:

Step 1. Connect your Android device to computer, launch EaseUS Android data recovery software, and then click "Start" button to make the software recognize and connect your device.

NOTE: As the software can only access the rooted Android device, you need to make sure that your phone or tablet has been rooted before data recovery.

Step 2. After connecting your Android device, the software will quickly scan the device to find all the existing and lost data. You can easily find the hidden or inaccessible files you want by choosing the correct file types.

Step 3. Preview all the recoverable files one by one and then you can select out those you want quickly. "Only display deleted items"option to list the deleted files only. Finally, you can click "Recover" button to retrieve the hidden files once.

Preview and recover hidden files on Android

How to find and show hidden files on Android using file manager

When your files or folders are hidden by some apps like File Hide Expert, Hide Pro or Gallery Vault, you can easily find and unhide hidden them on Android using a file manager app. In this tutorial, we are going to use ES File Explorer which has quite a good reputation on Google Play Store. And you can also try other apps like ES File Explorer, Android File Manager.  

1. Download and launch ES File Explorer.
2. Tap on the Menu key > Settings > Display settings.
3. Scroll down and check "Show hidden files". And then, check if you can see all the hidden folders and files on Android. 

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