Table of Contents
- Video Recovery
- SD Card Recovery
- Recycle Bin Recovery
- Recover Data from USB
- Recover Deleted Emails
- Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows
- Recover Unsaved Word Documents
- Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10/11
- Recover Files from Virus Infected Hard Drive
- Best Free Photo Recovery Software
- Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
Various kind of memory card errors happens from time to time. That's annoying. On this page, we will focus on the issue of memory card not showing data. Unlike an SD card not reading on the computer, there are a large number of users reporting that their memory cards appear on the computer but files are not showing. Here's a real story:
"I lost my wedding photos! Can you believe that? I took out the SD card from the camera, connect it to my computer as usual. It's correctly recognized, but I cannot see any files or folders there. How does a memory card has files but not visible? Is there any fix? I really need a way to get back my all photos."
Are you suffering from similar trouble? Take measures within this page right away, to easily find and recover hidden files on your memory card without a pity. Here, Windows Explorer settings, attrib command, and third-party data recovery software are available for help.
Before going further, you may be interested in watching a video guide at first:
Before going to the coming solutions, first of all, go to Windows File Explorer to check the settings. Make sure that the files and folders are not in hidden mode!
1. Connect the memory card to your PC.
2. Open Windows Explorer --> Go to Tools --> Folder Options --> Go to View Tab.
3. Check "show hidden files, folders and drives" (uncheck the option "Hide protected operating system files" if there is this option), and click OK to save all the changes.
The other efficient method that you can try is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - reliable disk data recovery software. It's designed to recover lost photos, documents, songs, videos, and over 250 types of files from various storage media types.
It's also a capable hidden file recovery software that can find and recover your hidden files on the memory SD card directly. Once the software completes scanning, it will display all files, no matter they were deleted one time ago or hidden somewhere without a trace.
Learn with the guide, and see how it recovers hidden files from your memory card:
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.
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.
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.
Then, go to the memory card to check if you are able to see your files or folders. If not, run the CMD command prompt to show all the hidden files.
1. In Windows 7 or 10, press Windows and R keys at the same time, in the Run box, input [cmd] and hit Enter.
2. Now type the following command: attrib -s -h /s /d *.* (or) attrib -h -s -r /s /d *.* (Note: there should be space after each letter)
Manual execution of the command line is suitable for computer professionals, since incorrect commands can do more harm than good. Therefore, for security and usability, we strongly recommend you try an automatic command line alternative - EaseUS CleanGenius. It is a practical tool that enables you to check and fix file system errors, enable/disable write protection and update your system with one-click instead of typing intricate command lines.
Follow the simple steps below to show hidden files with this 1-click-fix software.
Step 1. DOWNLOAD EaseUS CleanGenius for Free.
Step 2. Start EaseUS CleanGenius, choose "Optimization" on the left panel. Next, click "File Showing" on the right panel.
Step 3. Select the hard drive and click "Execute".
Step 4. After the operation completes, click the here link to check the hidden files.
When it is finished, all your files should appear in front of you. If it does not work, try EaseUS disk data recovery as the last resort.
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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!
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