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Solved: Found.000 Folder Not Visible

Updated on Oct 31, 2018 by Jean to File Recovery


Is the Found.000 folder not visible on your computer? If you are trying to recover data from Found.000 folder after Chkdsk but being unable to see the folder, this page shows you two workarounds.

Where is the Found.000 folder?

"After running Chkdsk to check and fix hard drive issues, it seems that quite a lot of data files have been recovered in a locked folder titled Found.000 on the drive. Unfortunately, the Found.000 folder is not visible. I've tried the search in Windows File Explorer but they are not found, either."

Mostly, people would get an invisible Found.000 folder after chkdsk. So, what is the Found.000 folder? It's from using the Windows' built-in Chkdsk tool, which will run automatically when it notices a problem with a file system.

For example, when you're editing a Word document or revising a photo in Photoshop, your computer suddenly shut down due to low power. The next time when you restart the computer, Chkdsk will start fixing the file system and working hard to restore the partial and corrupted files of your unfinished work by putting the recovered contents in a Found.000 folder, with a file using .chk extension.

But the problem is that many people can't find the location of the Found.000 folder created by Chkdsk, the only clue is from the Chkdsk prompt message: "Lost and found is located at \found.000". If you are trying to recover data from Found.000 folder after Chkdsk but being unable to see the folder, it's set to the "hide" attribute, and this page shows you two workarounds to solve the issue.

Solution 1. Show hidden files and folder in Windows 7/8/8.1/10

To show hidden files and folders in Windows operating system, two most widely suggested ways are Command Line and Control Panel. To those who prefer an easier operation, we'd like to introduce the latter way - find hidden Found.000 folder in Control Panel:

Step 1. Open Windows Control Panel and navigate to File Explorer Options in Windows 10, 8.1 and 8.
Step 2. A mini window pops out, navigate to View tab, under which you should see Hidden files and folders section, now tick the option of Show hidden files, folders and drives.

show hidden found.000 folder in windows

Now, go back to the Found.000 folder location (the drive's volume where you performed Chkdsk) and check if the folder shows up.

Solution 2. Recover hidden files with third-party data recovery program

And, there is another easy yet free way to unhide files and folders in Windows. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, being recognized as the world's number one data recovery program, is not only good at finding the folders missing after Chkdsk but also helps recover invisible files and folders after Chkdsk, including the Found.000 folder.

It only takes three steps to find your Found.000 folder that is not visible on your computer with EaseUS free file recovery software:

Step 1. Select the location

Open the file recovery software and find the storage partition or location. If you can't find the partition, click the refresh option.

select the location of the hidden files

Step 2. Scan the hidden files

After you have selected the location, click the "Scan" option to start the scanning process.

This process may take a little time, please be as patient as possible.

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Step 3. Show the hidden files

As long as the scanning process ends, you are able to see all of the hidden files and existing files on that partition. Select the wanted files and click the "Recover" button to show the hidden files. Select another location to save the recovered files.

If you find it hard to get the wanted files, click the "Filter" option or the "Search" option to help you.

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