Solved how to recover hidden documents on my dell

August 3, 2011 at 10:14:24
Specs: Macintosh
I found some way to hide a folder a while back, and now I do not know how to find it... any ideas?My dell is the Inspiron E1405, Windows XP

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August 4, 2011 at 09:04:20
Okay, now this makes more sense. In Windows XP, to show hidden folders:
1. Click Start>My Computer
2. Under the Tools menu, click Folder Options
3. Switch to the View tab.
4. Under Hidden Files and Folders, click Show Hidden Files and Folders
5. Click Apply, then OK.

Can you see your folders now?

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August 3, 2011 at 11:04:28
In your post you said the computer ran Windows XP but in the "Exact Operating System" box, you entered Macintosh. Which operating system are you using?

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August 4, 2011 at 08:59:45
I am using my Mac right now.... but I am asking a question regarding my DELL which runs WINDOWS XP, as stated in my question...

I am assuming that this site has detected the computer I am using right now, because I never entered any information about my MAC...


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August 4, 2011 at 09:01:51
I am using my Mac right now.... but I am asking a question regarding my DELL which runs WINDOWS XP, as stated in my question...

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August 4, 2011 at 09:04:20
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Okay, now this makes more sense. In Windows XP, to show hidden folders:
1. Click Start>My Computer
2. Under the Tools menu, click Folder Options
3. Switch to the View tab.
4. Under Hidden Files and Folders, click Show Hidden Files and Folders
5. Click Apply, then OK.

Can you see your folders now?

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August 4, 2011 at 09:06:30
Thanks, I already tried that and it did not seem to recover the folders I am looking for... not sure why

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August 4, 2011 at 11:51:01
Go to where you think the folder is and press the F5 key on your keyboard. This refreshes the view and might cause your folder to flash briefly. If it does, right-click on the spot where your folder flashed and select Properties. On the Attributes tab, remove the check from Hidden.

You may have to boot from a Linux live CD and use the Linux/Unix command-line utility to change the folders attributes. A Google search should find instructions on how to do this.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#7
August 5, 2011 at 03:03:03
If you hide your folder by any tool then it encrypt your folder so without that tool you can't recover your folder but if you hide it normally then try to find your data by search option in windows.
You can also use a tool for recovery if those files and folder by Kernel for FAT and NTFS computer files recovery software. for more details - http://www.computerfilesrecovery.net

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