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How to Recover Hidden Files on SD Card Windows 11/10

How to recover hidden files on SD cards? You can directly recover hidden files on SD cards with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. We will teach you how to show hidden files on SD cards in three proven ways.

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The SD card is widely used to store personal and business information. Users will use SD cards to transfer precious data among PCs, Macs, mobile phones, cameras, etc. Sometimes they find part of the files suddenly disappeared from SD cards. Many reasons may cause files to hide on SD cards:

  • Virus attacks may be the most common reason. Some viruses and malware may cause files to hide maliciously.
  • Sometimes the quality of your SD card may cause files to hide, especially using a low-quality SD card.
  • When moving files from an SD card to the PC, incorrectly ejecting the SD card may cause this problem.
  • Maybe you just deleted the files, but you do not remember them.

Some of these hidden files may be important to you, so how to recover hidden files on SD cards? We recommend downloading professional hidden file recovery software to recover hidden files on SD cards with one click. In this article, we will also introduce three methods to show hidden files on SD cards on Windows and two plans on Mac.

Recover Hidden Files on SD Card with Recovery Software

The most effective method to recover hidden files on SD cards is by applying SD card data recovery software. Do you need help finding a suitable tool on the internet? We pick EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for you.

You can recover hidden files Android and from other mobile devices' SD cards on PCs or Macs with this handy recovery tool in only three steps: scan, preview, and recover.

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Step 1. Select the virus infected drive to scan

Run EaseUS virus file recovery software on your Windows PC. Select the disk attacked by the virus to scan for lost or hidden files. Note that:

  • If it's an HDD where files were hidden or deleted by virus, it's better to install the software on a different volume or an external USB drive to avoid data overwriting.
  • If the infected device is an external hard drive, flash drive or memory card, it doesn't matter to install the software on the local drive of the computer.
select a location to scan

Step 2. Check all scanned results

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will immediately start a scan process to find your deleted or hidden files on the virus infected hard drive. To quickly locate the wanted files, you can use the Filter or type grouping feature to display only the pictures, videos, documents, emails, etc.

filter deleted or hidden files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted/hidden files

When the process finishes, you can preview the scanned files. Select the files you want and click the "Recover" button. You should save restored files to another secure location on your computer or storage device, not where they were lost.

Restore virus infected files

How to Show Hidden Files on SD Card on Windows 10/11

How to show hidden files on SD cards? It shares the same ways to show hidden files on USB drive and memory card. You can fix the problem using File Explorer or Command Prompt on Windows.

Fix 1. Show Hidden Files on SD Card in File Explorer

It is simple to show hidden files on SD cards in File Explorer. The operations may be a little different when using Windows 10 or older operating systems. Check the tutorial now:

Step 1. Connect the target SD card with hidden files to the PC.

Step 2. You can enter File Explorer by clicking the Windows icon.

click and enter file explorer

Step 3. Click "View" to layout and view options.

cllick view to layout the options

Step 4. Click "Show" to see more options, and click "Hidden Items". Then you can see the hidden files on SD cards.

show hidden items

Fix 2. Adjust Settings in File Explorer to Show Hidden Files

The first method may not work for you. You can adjust the advanced settings to show hidden files on SD cards.

Step 1. Connect the target SD card with hidden files to the PC.

Step 2. You can enter File Explorer by clicking the Windows icon.

click and enter file explorer

Step 3. Find the exact folder which has hidden files.

Step 4. Click the three points to see more.

click the three points

Step 5. Click "Options".

click the options

Step 6. Check "Show hidden files, folders, and drives".

click to show hidden files

Fix 3. Unhide Files on SD Cards with CMD

Command Prompt is a powerful command-line interpreter application on Windows. You can use cmd delete files, format USB drives, and copy or show hidden files. We can show you how to unhide files on SD cards with Command Prompt.

Step 1. Connect the target SD card with hidden files to the PC.

Step 2. Run Command Prompt as administrator.

run cmd

Step 3. Type in attrib -h -r -s /s /d E:\*.* (you should change the letter E to the actual disk letter of the SD card).

Step 4. Press the Enter key to confirm.

type in command and press enter

How to Show and Recover Hidden Files on SD Card on Mac

For Mac users, we will introduce two proven plans to show and recover hidden files on SD cards. Using hidden file recovery software will always be a wise choice.

Recover Hidden Files on SD Cards on MacBook

How to recover and show hidden files on Mac? You can use professional data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

You will feel easy and comfortable retrieving hidden files including photos, music, documents, and videos from SD cards, external hard drives, USB flash drives, and so on. Follow the tutorial to recover hidden files on SD cards on MacBook.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and scan the SD card with hidden files.

Step 2. Our product will scan to find deleted or hidden files on your SD card. You can filter files to find the hidden files quickly.

Step 3. You are allowed to preview the hidden files and recover them.

recover hidden files on Mac

How to Show Hidden Files on SD Cards on Mac with Finder

If you just want to see all the hidden files on SD cards on Mac, using the Finder is the easiest way. Follow the tutorial, and you can see the hidden files.

Step 1. Connect the SD card to your Mac, and open the Finder on your Mac.

Step 2. Open the target folder with hidden files.

Step 3. Press three keys together: Command, Shift, and Dot.

Step 4. Now you can see the hidden files.

hold command, shift, and dot

Bottom Line

There are three tested ways to show hidden files on SD cards on Windows and two plans on Mac. If you want to recover the hidden files on SD cards, we highly recommend downloading EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Whether you lose data due to deleting, partition loss, formatting, or virus attack, this trustworthy tool can recover data with a 99.9% success rate. Having a reliable data recovery program like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on computers or laptops can greatly avoid data loss.

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Recover Hidden Files on SD Card FAQs

Hope you can clear up the confusion about recovering hidden files on SD cards by reading this part.

How do I recover hidden files on my Android SD card?

We recommend downloading EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover hidden files on Android SD cards.

  1. 1. Connect your Android SD card to the PC.
  2. 2. Scan the SD card to find target files.
  3. 3. Preview the files.
  4. 4. Recover hidden files on the SD card.

How to unhide hidden files on SD cards?

There are three ways to unhide hidden files on SD cards.

  1. 1. Show Hidden Files on SD Card in File Explorer.
  2. 2. Adjust Settings in File Explorer to Show Hidden Files.
  3. 3. Unhide Files on SD Cards with Command Prompt.

Can you recover Hidden photos on SD cards?

You can recover hidden photos on SD cards with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

  1. 1. Connect your Android SD card to the PC.
  2. 2. Scan the SD card to find target photos.
  3. 3. Preview the photos.
  4. 4. Recover hidden photos on the SD card.

How to Delete Hidden Files on an SD card?

You can unhide the hidden files on an SD card and then you can delete them.

  1. 1. Connect the target SD card with hidden files to the PC.
  2. 2. You can enter File Explorer by clicking the Windows icon.
  3. 3. Click "View" to layout and view options.
  4. 4. Click "Show" to see more options, and click "Hidden Items". Then you can see the hidden files on SD cards.

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Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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