Solution to Restore Hidden Files in Windows 10

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


“Since two years, I have been using Windows 8 operating system and I saved lots of files on the hard drive. I had saved a few confidential files on my computer hard drive. Last night, I upgraded my Windows OS to the latest version i.e., Windows 10. After installing Windows 10 OS, I searched for hidden files by enabling “show hidden files” option, but I could not find my hidden files. Are these hidden files lost forever, and is there any software to recover hidden files in Windows 10?”

Most of the Windows users come across this kind of scenarios. Many users, to avoid from unauthentic users on the computer, they hide their confidential files and folders. In addition, some system files will be in a hidden state in order to avoid some unexpected changes that could be made by user mistake. These hidden files and folders can be viewed by enabling show hidden folders option. However, if these hidden files or folder are lost due to any reason, then you can employ Computer File Recovery software to recover hidden files in Windows 10 PC or laptop in an easy way. Additionally, you can use this software to get back missing hidden files after running CHKDSK utility.

How hidden files get lost on Windows 10?

  • Upgrading the older Windows operating system to new i.e., Windows 10 without taking a copy of the hidden files and folders can cause loss of these files.
  • Installing insecure applications on Windows 10 computer hard drive may also result in the deletion or loss of the hidden files.
  • Registry errors in Windows 10 computers that may fail to show hidden files and folders on request.
  • Deadly virus and malware intrusion on your Windows 10 computer hard drive, where you have saved hidden files can make those files inaccessible.
  • Crash in the operating system or OS errors can make you reinstall Windows 10 operating system, which will delete hidden files and folders on Windows 10 systems. If you want to know how to retrieve files after OS crash, just follow this link http://www.computer-filerecovery.net/crashed-operating-system.html

Apart from these factors, there could be plenty of other reasons behind loss or deletion of the hidden files on Windows 10 system. Whatever might be the reasons behind loss of the hidden files, they are not removed permanently from its location, unless the freed memory space is overwritten with the new data. There are some manual methods that can retrieve hidden files and folders in Windows 10 system, but sometimes, the manual method fails to find and restore hidden files on Windows 10 computer. Therefore, you have to rely on a reliable tool like Computer File Recovery software to recover hidden files in Windows 10 with great ease. This software has special scanning algorithms to scan and recover hidden files on Windows 10 PC’s or laptops. The demo version of this software can be used to evaluate the chance of finding hidden files and folders. Once recovering all the hidden files, you can preview the recovered hidden files. One can utilize this utility to recover files from hard drive which has been lost or deleted under certain circumstances.

Unique features of this software:

One can use this data recovery software to find hidden files on Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, etc. Moreover, it can recover more than 300 types of files including documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint files, images, PDF files, application files, videos, audio files and many more. Using this software, you can retrieve files from a flash drive, external hard disk, memory cards and other removable storage devices.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Follow a few simple steps to rescue hidden files from Windows 10 system:

Step 1: Launch the software on your Windows 10 computer and then select "Recover Files" option from Main Window. Choose the drive that is to be scanned for hidden files. Press on the Scan button.

Windows File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Step 2: Allow the software to scan the disk for the files hidden.

Windows File Recovery - Select Drive

Step 3: Upon completion of the scanning process, all the files will be listed in Data View and File Type View.

Windows File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Step 4: Right-click on the file that you want to preview.

Windows File Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Mark the files in the list that you wish to save and click on the Save button,

Windows File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)