Effective Solutions To Show and Recover Hidden Files On Memory Card

Last Updated: 2021-03-01

Summary: The article will help users to overcome the hidden files and recover any important hidden files from the memory card with the help of Bitwar Data Recovery Software


Understanding the Hidden Files on Memory Card

The memory card is the most portable external device to transfer data from one device to another, but sometimes it can annoy when you faced technical issue such as files are disappeared or hidden on the memory card.

Here we share the same case related to the issue:

“I always store my photos and files in my memory card, but last night after I connect my SD card to my computer, all the data is gone and I couldn’t see any of my data in it. Why are they all hidden? Is there any solutions to fix or recover my lost hidden files?”

Suppose that you are having the same issue, then it is best for you to look refer to the solutions below to fix it as soon as possible to prevent any permanent data loss on your memory card!

Effective Solutions To Show Hidden Files on Memory Card

Method 1: Changing File Explorer Settings

The fastest way to fix this issue is to configure the file settings in the Windows File Explorer to make sure the files or folders are not in hidden mode.

Step 1: Connect the memory card to your PC via USB cable.

Step 2: Open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > click View tab.

Step 3: Tick the show hidden files, folders, and drives option. Then click OK to save the changes.

Show Hidden Files

Method 2: Execute Attrib Command

In case the file explorer settings above cannot show the hidden files, then you will need to run the CMD command prompt to show the files

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys to open the Run box.

Step 2: Type in cmd and hit Enter.

Step 3: Type the command: attrib -s -h /s /d *.* or attrib -h -s -r /s /d *.* 

Command Prompt

Unfortunately, if the command prompt cannot show the hidden files on your memory card, then the only way is to rescue your data by using a data recovery software to recover the hidden file.

Data Recovery: Recover Lost Hidden File

We strongly recommend using Bitwar Data Recovery Software to recover your data because it supports both Windows and Mac operating systems. Besides, it can retrieve the different files from internal or external storage devices.

Follow the steps below as soon as possible to prevent permanent data loss on your file!

Step 1: Go to Bitwarsoft Download Center and install the data recovery software on your computer.

Step 2: Select the affected memory card from the list of devices and click Next.

main interface

Step 3: Select your preferred Scan mode and click on the Next button.

scan mode

Step 4: Choose the file type that is hidden and click Next.

file types

Step 5: Preview the scan results and click the Recover button to restore the hidden files!


TAKE NOTE: DO NOT SAVE the data back to the same memory card and SAVE it a new file location to prevent any DATA OVERWRITTEN!

Bottom Line

It is always important to back up our data on any external storage device which includes an SD card or memory card, but if there are any hidden files on the memory card, don’t worry! Remember to follow the solutions above to overcome it and recover any important data by using Bitwar Data Recovery Software!

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