This small utility will recover hidden files/directories by attempting to manipulate file attributes.
How to use
- If your computer can’t already show hidden files, go to Control Panel and find Folder Options. Make sure ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drivers’ are selected. If you still can’t find your file, uncheck ‘Hide protected operating system files (recommended).‘
- Drag all your hidden files to the white box in the utility.
- Press Ok button.
The utility will then tell you if it is successful. Revert back the Folder Options settings should you wish!
How it works
It will attempt to remove READONLY, ARCHIVE, SYSTEM and HIDDEN attributes, while adding NORMAL attributes.
I wrote this utility to quickly recover all hidden files. These ‘hidings’ can not be easily reverted by unchecking ‘Hide this file’ in Properties panel.