hidden files and folders in external hard drive
Recently i used my external hard drive on a friend's laptop to transfer some files, without opening my hard drive in his laptop. Unfortunately after that when i tried to connect to my laptop and open to view them, i realized that my folders and files were hidden while the files and folders that i transfered from a friend were visible. I checked the property of my drive and it shows that my documents are still there but are hidden. How could i go about retrieving them? I have tried doing unhiding files and folders from windows explorer and also using following steps to take ownership of my files and folders, yet they are still hidden.
you need to use a decent data recovery software in order to retrieve your files, if you are not much familiar with the process, ask someone who knows the job. It is recommended to create a image of your entire disk and work on image rather directly on the drive.
softwares like R-studio or UFS explorer are pretty good for the said job.