View Hidden Files on Windows 7

Most of the computer users accidentally mark file hidden and lose it from their drive. On some occasions, other users or the applications on your device may have hidden files on your device, leaving your lose files from it. One of the common reasons why some files are hidden by Windows 7 system is that a user might unknowingly modify or else delete those files and this may verify catastrophic for the Operating System. There might be a situation when these files actually need to be accessed while you need to trouble shoot or while removing malicious software from your PC. If you are one who is unable to find hidden files on Windows 7 then you get complete details in this article to find the way to recover hidden files on Windows 7 PC.

How to show hidden files on Windows 7:

  • Click the start button and open Control Panel
  • Choose Appearance and Personalization from the options you see
  • Under Folder Options, select Show hidden files and folders
  • From the pop-up Window, select Show hidden files and folders and click OK

Causes for loss of hidden files on Windows 7:

  • Important hidden files on Windows 7 may turns into invisible state by losing its index value when harmful viruses attack its hard drive
  • Any interruptions while moving files from system hard drive to other storage devices because of power failure or removal of external storage device during file transfer process
  • Existence of bad sectors at memory location of hidden files on hard drive makes those files invisible from user interface
  • If you install any unsecure programs on Windows 7 PC hard drive then it will have a great impact on folders saved in hard drive. This is because some programs might remove access details of folders and makes them invisible to OS

Useful precautions to avoid loss of hidden files:

  • It is suggested to make use of powerful antivirus programs to get rid of harmful viruses or malwares
  • It is advised to enable show hidden files, folders and drives on Windows 7 computer in order to minimize file search
  • Make sure that there I no interruption while moving files from Windows 7 to avoid hidden or missing of files and folders

Even after following such precautionary steps, if you come across any hidden file loss issues on Windows 7 then use SFWare Deleted File Recovery Software. SFWare is one of the ultimate program that helps to retrieve hidden files from Windows 7 by following few simple steps. With the support of this program, you can restore Word documents, Excel sheets, presentation files, Access file, Outlook data files, PDF files, text files, Sticky notes and other 290 file types effortlessly.

More about SFWare Deleted File Recovery Software:

  • SFWare Application recovers hidden files of different types like documents, videos, audios, pictures, etc. on your Windows 7 computer
  • Can retrieve hidden files from various computer drives formatted with NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT
  • You can easily recover files/data from any loss or deletion cases with the help of this program in few minutes
  • Caliber to rescue hidden files from virus infected pen drive, external hard drives, SSDs, FireWire drives, memory cards and other storage devices
  • Compatible with Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, Mac Lion, Mac Leopard, Mac Leopard, Mac Mavericks, etc to find hidden files
  • Other than recovering hidden files, this tool enables you to find lost or deleted unhidden files on your PC
  • Also acts as Windows 7 dynamic disk data recovery tool

Steps to use SFWare Deleted File Recovery Tool:

  • Download SFWare Deleted File Recovery Wizard on your desktop
  • Install and run the software, main screen consisting of "Deleted File Recovery" and "Lost File Recovery" options
  • Select "Deleted File Recovery" option and proceed
  • Then from the next screen, choose the drive from where you want to recover hidden files and click on "Next"
  • Now the software starts to scan selected drive for deleted files in quick time
  • A list of resulted files in "Data View" and "File Type View" gets displayed
  • Save recovered files to the selected location other than scanned drive using "Save" option

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