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Windows 7: How to get hidden files back???

04 Oct 2010   #11
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Also found this on the WinMend FAQ - not sure if it applies to the free version

Quote:
I am using WinMend Folder Hidden, and I failed to unhide the file. How to find my data that disappear in the hidden list?


If you using our software WinMend Folder Hidden, and failed to unhide the file or folder. Please do as below:
First of all, please answer following questions, which is directly related to the possibilities of re-obtaining your Hidden files or folder.
1. What is your Operating System, 32-bit or 64 bits and the language?
2. Which version of WinMend Folder Hidden are you using?
3. Have you run any cleaning software after hiding your files?
4. What anti-virus program are you using?
5. Can you recall anything unusual (such as a system crash or system restore or system reinstall) after hiding your folder(s)?

Second, please Download the attachment by clicking here: FindData.zip, then uncompress it.

Third, run FindData.exe, select the drive where you hide your file, select the drive's tpye (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS) and then press "Find Data" button.

Last Step, please copy the string the strings appear in the textbox and your answer to the questions and send it to us: support@winmend.com. After we get the answer and strings, we will decrypt it and tell you how to get your hidden folder back.



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04 Oct 2010   #12
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

are the hidden folders on an external hdd
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04 Oct 2010   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Any luck with any of these fixes? i'd be interested to know for future refrence,
i will repeat though i had folders hidden on a x86 pc,
i then installed winmend on a x64 pc and when i pluged in external the folders were hidden on they showed once i ran winmend .using same password.
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04 Oct 2010   #14
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Recommend you cease any activity on the HD which holds your data - if you have another HD lying around you could try reinstalling your OS on that and retain your existing HD for an undelete/recovery program.

Keep us posted and regards
Thnx for FYI Lomai i know that but just being a lazy bum costed me something that's So important Thnx to Julian he saved me....will keep that in mind to remain away from such issue...but i want to know if you guyzzz read my 1st post why there was a problem after patching the files???...
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04 Oct 2010   #15
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Any luck with any of these fixes? i'd be interested to know for future refrence,
i will repeat though i had folders hidden on a x86 pc,
i then installed winmend on a x64 pc and when i pluged in external the folders were hidden on they showed once i ran winmend .using same password.

Yeah it did worked Julian this is 1 hell awesome application...i just installed the WinMend Folder Hidden again & after completion i just entered my old password & i can see all my folders hidden back again....Thnx buddy few reps for you....
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04 Oct 2010   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

personally i use 7tsp for themes , it does everything from systems clock to forward /back buttons to system icons . have a look at this thread HERE
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04 Oct 2010   #17
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Recommend you cease any activity on the HD which holds your data - if you have another HD lying around you could try reinstalling your OS on that and retain your existing HD for an undelete/recovery program.

Keep us posted and regards
Thnx for FYI Lomai i know that but just being a lazy bum costed me something that's So important Thnx to Julian he saved me....will keep that in mind to remain away from such issue...but i want to know if you guyzzz read my 1st post why there was a problem after patching the files???...

Which was why I recommended that you cease any further activity on your HDD, unless the OS and data you are after are on separate partitions and/or media. The only way to resolve this then would be via an undelete/recovery program - I'm assuming you simply reinstalled over the corrupted (previous) OS. Most likely, the registry entries for the previous installation are gone which could be why you are not able to recover (or find) the missing data. Possible ways to resolve this:
  1. Recover (or locate) the missing data - essential that you do not try any further activity on the affected HDD in case your system writes new data to the (old) storage location on your HDD
  2. Proceed with course of action as stated by Boobah

Keep us posted and hope things work out

Edit

Seems you have solved your problem
disregard my post above
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04 Oct 2010   #18
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Glad to here you got fixed. i knew it would work i have had several installs and they always show
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04 Oct 2010   #19
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Julian an update for you the new WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.1 is better then the older version bcz even if select a folder which is already hidden & you click "unhide" & it stays in the list & status shows 'visible' & then you can select it again & click 'set hide' & its hidden again...in earlier version its gone from the list once you want it to be "unhide" & then have to map it again to be hidden....Woww nice discovery......i guess yeah we can use this thread as future ref....Thnx buddy again
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04 Oct 2010   #20
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Ha.thats new, just installed thanks for update info, its a hell of lot less hassle not having to navigate back to hide again
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