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Windows 7: How to recover hidden data on my hard drive in windows 7


22 Feb 2013   #1

Windows7 64 bit
 
 
How to recover hidden data on my hard drive in windows 7

Hi, I am using windows7 64bit OS. I am using WINMEND FOLDER HIDDEN v1.4.1 to hide folders on my hard drive. During my usage of the hidden folders my system crashed and upon the restart I could not find two of the folders which I hide using Winmend. I can find the remaining folders which I hide. Winmend software is working as before and I can access the remaining files in it. But two of my folders which I unhide and was using at the time of my system crash, are now not visible either on my hard drive or in the winmend software. When I went calculate the hard drive partition space I found that the data was not deleted and the size is showing including the folders which I cant view. How can I retrieve my data back? I tried enabling 'view hidden folders' but no use. Also tried the command "attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* " but no use.
Can anyone please help me what had happened actually and suggest me what to do to recover my data? It is damn important for me.

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22 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

If you have a windows 7 install disc, you could use that to explore the drives.

Why are you hiding data in the 1st place ? And if it`s important, why aren`t you backing it up.
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22 Feb 2013   #3

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

But at the moment I dont have Windows7 disc. Is there any other way to solve this issue?
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22 Feb 2013   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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22 Feb 2013   #5

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Thank you for your reply but sadly I cannot restore even after using the application you specified.
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22 Feb 2013   #6

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If you have a windows 7 install disc, you could use that to explore the drives.

Why are you hiding data in the 1st place ? And if it`s important, why aren`t you backing it up.
My system is used by one more person also. We are the two who are authorized to use the system. Its my mistake that I dint back up the data How can I proceed with if I have a windows 7 install disc? Can I restore or access the data if I try using the install disc? thank you in advance.
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22 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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22 Feb 2013   #8

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Thank you for your suggestion and I will proceed with it now. Meanwhile can you help me by a glance at the result upon using the command "attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*" please. Here's the screenshot of the result.

C:\Users\XXXXXXX>attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.*
Access denied - F:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-18
Access denied - F:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-20
Access denied - F:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3033868842-2363371609-2245856042-1005
Access denied - F:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3033868842-2363371609-2245856042-501
Unable to change attribute - F:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-842925246-2025429265-68200888
-1013\com4
The target of the symbolic link F:\RECYCLER\⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂⌂a.. does not exist
Access denied - F:\System Volume Information
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22 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I`m not a command line guy, but, it looks like it`s not letting you into the recycle bin on the F partition.
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22 Feb 2013   #10

Windows7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I`m not a command line guy, but, it looks like it`s not letting you into the recycle bin on the F partition.
Oh It's okay. But Before proceeding with windows 7 install disc, I would like to know that my data wont be lost and for sure can I get back my data?? I am asking because I am lot concerned about the data. I value your response..
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