Synopsis 【Released August 26, 2019 by uncutdata data recovery】
Professional Data Recovery Software To Retrieve Hidden File
For various reasons, sometimes it is necessary to hide some files. The filename extensions with common symbols are presented by names, and the hidden files use two main symbols "*" and "?". But sometimes when the files are hidden, they can not be found, which is often confusing problem.
"For some special reasons, I set a song in my computer as a hidden file, but after a while, I couldn't find it.It's really strange. I wonder if there's any way to help me find it? By the way, I remember that it was on disk D."
Why can't you find the hidden files? First of all, it may be that you are not careful enough when you browse the files and omit some of them. The most possible cause is the problem of registry settings. (What you must pay attention to is that the virus maybe has modified the registry.)
Have you ever met the above problems? Next, I'll show you how to solve the problem of not finding hidden files.
Solution 1: Retrieving hidden files by modifying the registry
1.First, create a new notebook. Then copy and paste the following content.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows Current Version\ Explorer Advanced Folder Hidden SHOWALL]"Checked Value" = dword: 00000001
2.Save it as "Show Hidden File. reg", double-click it and then click OK, and import the registry.
3. Search the hidden files in the computer according to the general steps again.
Solution 2: Use UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free to retrieve hidden files
UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free is an integrated free data recovery software for different loss situations. It can efficiently and quickly retrieve hidden song files for you after three simple and easy-to-operate steps.
Next, take the above problem as an example to show you the specific steps to recover your hidden song files.
Step 1: Open the software to select the format of lost data
First, please open UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free, then you will see the format selection interface for lost data.
There are two lines of icons in the interface. They represent different formats of files. Please look carefully. The file you can't find is the song file. Then you need to choose the first icon from the left of the second line.
When the check is completed, a small circle with a check mark will appear in the lower right corner of the icon, indicating that it has been selected. Then you can click the "Next" button in the upper right corner to go into the next interface, as shown in the figure below.
Step 2: Select the disk where the hidden song file that can’t be found was originally located.
Now you go to the disk selection interface, and all you need to do is select the disk where the original song file you can't find is.
The song was originally stored on the D disk, so select the D disk. When you select it, a small circle with a check will appear at the right end of the line showing the name of the D disk. Then you can click the "Scan" button in the upper right corner to scan your D disk, as shown in the figure below.
Middle step: Scan your disk
The scanning process takes a certain amount of time. The length of time is determined by all the files stored on your disk. Files of different types and sizes will take different scanning time. The more complex the file size is, the longer time it will take, as shown in the figure below.
Normally, if you have a song file in MP3 or MP4 format with the size about 1 GB in the disk, it only takes a few seconds to complete the whole scan, you just need to wait a moment.
UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free offers two ways to scan. One is the fast scan just performed, which can quickly retrieve files on your disk. But if your hidden files is in deeper location, they may not be retrieved. But you don't have to worry about that. Deep scan will help you solve the problem of not retrieving files, which will take a little longer.
Tips: It is suggested that when scanning lost files, we should first do a fast scan and then a deep scan.
(The deep scan will be introduced to you in the next step)
Step 3: Select your hidden song file to recover
After scanning, you can see that the left column of the interface lists all the files on your D disk.
Now you need to browse through all the scanned files step by step. Find your hidden files and select them. Then click the "Restore" button in the upper right corner, as shown in the figure below.
If you haven't found your hidden file through the scan just now, don't worry. What you need to do at this time is to click the "deep scan" button of the yellow font at the top of the interface. UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free will do the deep scan for you immediately. Please wait patiently again, as shown in the figure below.
After all the scans are completed, find your hidden files, select and click the "Restore" button. Then the hidden song files that you can't find will be back to you, as shown in the figure below.
Are these steps easier than you think? With a few simple steps, you can easily retrieve your hidden files. The recovery process is fast and efficient. The whole process is simple and easy to understand. Even if you have no experience in computer operation and have never used the data recovery software, you can correctly grasp the method and operate it soon.
If you're struggling with hidden files you can't find, you can download and install the genuine UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free software via the link below. You can download the free version directly. And there are more powerful features for you to try.
This is the end of this operation guide. Have you successfully retrieved your hidden files through the above method? If you think the method in this article is useful, you can let more troubled people know the solution through forwarding or sharing it.