Don’t worry Guys it’s a cake walk , No need to use any data recovery software , no need to ask for help from a techie . it is very easy to recover your hidden files and folders , which has been converted to shortcut folders or completely hidden your folders with folder size in KB This is done by virus, but the property of your pen drive or memory card is showing data is present in the memory. Actually your data is present on the memory but it has been hidden . So just you need to follow the below mentioned step to recover the data :
For windows Xp users – Please read all steps.
Step 1 – Insert your pen drive or memory card in to computer usb port and open it .
Step 2 – Now go to – Tools >> Folder options >> Views >>Click on Show hidden files and folders.
Step 3 – Uncheck the box ,in front of – Hide extension for unknown file types . once you uncheck this box , you will get a pop up warning with some message , click on option – YES .
Step 4 –Also Uncheck the box, in front of – Hide protected operating system files. And click on – OK .
Step 5 – Now you will find all your hidden folders on the screen . Open the folder & copy all the files of the folder in to another drive of the system.
Note – Make sure that antivirus software should be installed on the computer , otherwise virus from your pen drive will effect all the folders of that system. [Read more…] about How to recover hidden files from short cut icon created in pen drive or memory card