Windows – Cannot see files in the external HDD

external hard drivewindows 7windows 8.1

I have HDD with a lot of video files. Usually I connect my HDD with TV to watch videos. Today I've connected the drive to my PC and noticed some hidden files, but nothing related to video. The files are:

  • $RECYCLE.BIN
  • System Volume Information (32KB)
  • .mediaDB_3495978201.db (19KB)

In explorer I see that 159GB free of 596GB. How can I found hidden video files and recover it?

I have added screen with broken drive G.

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Best Answer

Open the hidden files it should show you all the files present (most probably the files will be present in RECYCLE.BIN folder). To recover deleted files you can use Recuva software http://www.piriform.com/recuva or any other recovery software.

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