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Windows 7: Recover hidden file help needed


07 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 
Recover hidden file help needed

I have a problem , I need to recover a hiiden file on a removable drive , I had a system crash last night and had no other choice but to do a system restore.

I am running Windows 7 x64 , I had an important file hidden on a removable drive protected by Free Hide Folder , Free Hide Folder was installed on my main C drive the folder I am looking to recover is on my M drive but when I did a system restore the folder on the M drive was locked and hidden and now after recovering from the crash and reinstalling Free Hide Folder the folder is not shown even though I know it is there just by looking at the disk volume all the other folders that were not protected are there and in tact , there is no backup made for Free Hide Folder .
I have tried "show hidden folders" in both control panel and registry - Does not work
I have also tried "attrib" command and does not work either .
Is there any possible way to recover this file ?

Any help at all will be greatly appreciated .

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07 Aug 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

This has helped in many similar situations
DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution

You can also try this

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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08 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post

Thanks richc46 ! DiskDigger worked , it is a bit of nagware if you use the free version but the $15 I spent for the full version was well worth it , I have recovered all my files !

Pheww ! Thats a backup lesson I will not soon forget
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08 Aug 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Glad thatI could help
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