How to Recover Hidden Files From External Hard Disk

How to show hidden files on an external hard drive? If the general method does not help, download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to fully recover hidden files from storage devices such as external hard disks, USB flash drives, SD cards, CF cards, pen drives with ease.

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My external hard disk shows used space but no files are there

"Recently, I have an uncommon problem with one of my external hard disks. It shows no data but the disk space is actually used. By checking the disk properties, I'm able to see the same amount of the used space, but when I open the drive, it is showing no folders or files I have. How should I recover the hidden files? I'm not a computer expert, so can you please give me a simple step-by-step tutorial about how to unhide the contents?"

If you are seeing similar issues to the scenario where the hard drive is not showing files though they still exist, please calm down. To a large extent, the files might be hidden and become inaccessible. It can be caused by certain reasons, for example, virus attacks or a misoperation in settings. Usually, you can unhide and show files using cmd, control panel, and software.

But here on this page, we offer you a reliable data recovery solution to help you recover hidden files from an external hard disk. You can try it whenever you have a need.

EaseUS hidden file recovery software

1. 100% support for hidden file recovery on a PC/laptop storage or an external hard drive, USB flash drive or a memory card.

2. When the methods of using the command prompt and the control panel failed to restore the hidden items, it becomes the last resort.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard a professional file recovery program that is designed to recover lost and unseen data from multiple storage devices, such as external hard disks, USB drives, SD cards, CF cards, and pen drives. With its powerful recovery capacity, your deleted, formatted and hidden files can be fully restored by performing the external hard drive recovery like in the following.

Follow steps to recover hidden files from an external hard disk:

Step 1. Connect the USB drive and start scanning.

Connect the external hard drive to the computer. Then launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the external hard drive and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the hidden files.

Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, select the hidden files you want to recover from the external hard drive. To check the file, double-click it to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover the hidden files.

After choosing the files, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the files. Then the software will start recovering the hidden files from the external hard drive.

Recover lost data

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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