How To Find Hidden Files On An External Hard Disk Drive

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How To Find Hidden Files On An External Hard Disk Drive

Files saved on external hard disks might be “hidden.” These files are hidden in the hard disk drive to ensure that they could not be viewed or deleted inadvertently.

How to Find Hidden Files on an External Hard disk drive:

Step 1

Plug all required cables that require the disk drive to function. If your external hard disk requires power, plug its power adapter into an outlet. Plug the drive’s USB cable into the computer system’s USB port. The Autoplay screen appears on the computer system screen.

Step 2

Click the “View Folder” option inside the Autoplay screen.

Step 3

Click “Organize” on top of the screen, then click “Folder and search options.”.

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Step 4

Click the “View” tab. Click “Show hidden files, folders and drives” under “Hidden files as well as folders.” Click “Apply,” after that “OK.’.

Step 5

Locate the hidden files. The icons of all hidden files are clear. To open a hidden file, double-click it.