How to Find and Recover Hidden Files in Windows 10?

Updated on April 20, 2020


Quick tutorial on how to show hidden files or folders in Windows 10 using simple yet effective method to recover lost or inaccessible files using Remo Recover software. Get the demo version for FREE!


Just like other Windows OS, in Windows 10 also, you can choose to hide confidential and sensitive files via File Explorer's View setting. This feature also comes handy when you want to view hidden files and folders in internal or an external drive.

But, sometimes you may accidentally delete the folder containing the hidden files, or else the option "Show Hidden Files" not working in Windows 10. In such circumstances, how to show hidden files in Windows 10? Don't worry! It's not a big deal untill you have Remo File Recovery, a professional data recovery tool to recover hidden files in Windows 10/8/7. To know how to, continue reading..!

Try these manual ways to find hidden files in Windows 10:

There are two ways to find hidden files and folders in Windows 10 computer, you can use one of the two methods explained below:

1. Click Start button

  • If you want to show hidden files in Windows 10 from Control Panel, navigate Control Panel-> Appearance and Personalization ->Folder Options.
  • If you want to show hidden files in Windows 10 from File Explore, select File Explorer.

2. Click on the View tab.

3. Under Advanced settings, choose Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives option, then click OK button

After completing the above mentioned steps, you can successfully unhide and view files / folders automatically hidden in your Windows 10 PC. However, if you can't find hidden files even after trying these two manual ways, the last option left out with you is using Remo Recover software.

Remo Recover to Retrieve Hidden Files in Windows 10:

If you failed to find some vital files or folders in the above methods, it may happen that your files were not hidden by Windows 10 but accidentally deleted or lost due to other reasons. In such case, you need an effective Windows 10 data recovery software to restore your data files. Remo Recover is a perfect solution that allows you to retrieve lost files from hard drive and other storage devices in various scenarios. You can try demo edition of the software for free whenever you need.

Tutorial: How to find hidden files on Windows 10 with Remo Recover

1. Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows computer to recover hidden files Windows 10.

2. From the main screen select the drive from where you want to recover files.

3. Click on the Scan option to initiate the scanning process.

click on the scan option

4. Wait for the Deep Scan to finish and then navigate to the Dynamic Recovery View in the Tree Structure to see the recovered files.

5. Then navigate to the Lost and Found Files folder. Additionally the tool allows you to Preview the recovered files for free.

6. Finally, to save the recovered files by selecting the files which you want to restore and click on the Recover option.

Characteristics of Remo Recover utility

  • Toolkit is built with advanced algorithms that can find and restore more than 300 file types on the basis of their unique signatures.
  • Supports recovery of files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT partitions /drives
  • Files deleted using Shift Delete keys or when deleted from Windows command prompt will be recovered at an ease.
  • Offers Find option to locate a specific file on the basis of date, file name, file type, and size.
  • Files and folders recovered using this utility can be compressed in a zip archive to save storage space