How to Get Back Hidden Files from Android?

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Recover Hidden Files Android

Nowadays Android OS based smart phones and tablets are the top selling portable devices around the world. It is mainly because of its application oriented features and there are numerous apps available in Android market. There are some apps available in Android market to hide files, folders and other data. Hide pro, Gallery Vault, File Hide Expert, etc. are some of them. Actually when you use any of these applications to hide files in Android devices a directory folder of these apps will be created in My Files folder. However, files hidden using these applications get lost or deleted sometimes due to various reasons. Few of the causes are as follows:

  • Severe virus infections to Android device’s storage medium sometimes hide files and makes it inaccessible
  • Files getting lost while moving those from one device to another
  • While saving or renaming files if you place dot(.) in front of the file name, then those files will be hidden in Android device
  • While deleting unwanted folders if you select the app folder in which your files are hidden, then it lead to deletion of hidden files

Manual way to unhide files from Android device

  • In case you have saved a file by placing dot (.) in front of the file name, then go to My Files folder in your Android device and then click setting option; activate show hidden files option. Then you can see files which were hidden. Rename it by removing dot (.) after which your files will not be hidden anymore

  • Suppose you are using Gallery Lock app to hide your files and if have forgotten the password, then try this. Go to /SD card/data/ there you can find the files which were hidden with .glk extension. ( you cannot view those files which has this extension) So copy those files and paste it in some other folder and change the extension to .jpeg to unhide and view files

Remo Recover for Android, Windows and Mac operating systems:

Even after trying these things if you are not able to recover hidden files from your device then don’t panic!! You can make use of Remo Recover software which is expertise to recover hidden files from Android devices irrespective of the reason behind it. This is an award winning tool that performs complete hidden file recovery from Android, Windows and Mac devices. Remo also allows you to recover files lost while moving them from one device to another. It includes highly advanced built-in hidden file recovery algorithms.

Unique features of Remo Recover:

  • Supports all brands of Android devices like Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, etc.
  • Works successfully on all major versions of Android OS like Android Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, etc.
  • Compatible with all major versions of Windows operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc.
  • All documents, videos, audios and other important files which were hidden can be recovered within couple of minutes

Points to Remember: -

  • Without having enough knowledge of file hiding applications don’t try to use them
  • While saving or renaming a file make sure that you won’t place dot (.) in front of the file name

Recover Hidden Files from Android using Remo Recover: -

Step 1: Connect your Android device to computer by making use of USB cable and wait until connection establishment. Then select the option “USB Mass Storage” from the Android phone.

Recover Hidden Files Android - Detecting Device

Figure A: Detecting Device

Step 2: Select either “Recover Deleted Files” or “Recover Lost Files” option from main screen.

Recover Hidden Files Android - Main Screen

Figure B: Main Screen

Step 3: After that select the Android drive to recover hidden files and click “Next” button to begin scanning process.

Recover Hidden Files Android - Select Android Drive

Figure C: Select Android Drive

Step 4: Soon after software completes the scanning process you can view list of recoverable hidden files in two types of views which are “File Type View” and ”Data View”.

Recover Hidden Files Android - List of Recoverable Hidden Files

Figure D: List of Recoverable Hidden Files

Step 5: Finally preview the recoverable media files and save them to any location accessible to host computer.

Recover Hidden Files Android - Preview Media Files

Figure E: Preview Media Files