1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10
       18 Aug 2016 #1

    Cannot transfer files from old hard drive to new Win 10 laptop


    My Win 8.1 HP laptop failed to boot after a recent win 8.1 update and I have purchased a new ASUS x556u running Win 10.
    I have removed my old hard drive [Toshiba HDD2L01 MK7575GSX] placed it in a Dynamode USB3-HD2.5S-BN enclosure and attached it to my new laptop. The Asus recognised the drive and shows its volume and the individual folders contained within it but when I try to open the individual files which contain my music and many old photographs they are not there. What has happened and can I retrieve the situation?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,390
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       18 Aug 2016 #2

    They may have become Hidden


    Warning:
    Wait for a few members to comment before attempting any HDD fixes.
    Your data might get destroyed if the fixes aren't done correctly.


    It's possible that the Hidden file attribute was toggled by something.

    Try changing the "Show hidden files, folders, or drives" setting

    Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives - Show in Windows 10

    Go to:
    File Explorer > View Ribbon > Options button > "Change folder and search options" > (Folder Options window > View tab).

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    Recently I managed to damage the file table on a data drive and Check Disk was able to repair it (mostly).
    I only lost a handful of files.

    Drive Error Checking in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Aug 2016 at 11:44. Reason: added links
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 136
    windows 10
       18 Aug 2016 #3

    Can't see files in external HDD and they're not hidden, maybe this will helps Canre not hidden! [Solved] - Hard Drives - Storage
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10
       19 Aug 2016 #4

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Warning:
    Wait for a few members to comment before attempting any HDD fixes.
    Your data might get destroyed if the fixes aren't done correctly.


    It's possible that the Hidden file attribute was toggled by something.

    Try changing the "Show hidden files, folders, or drives" setting

    Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives - Show in Windows 10

    Go to:
    File Explorer > View Ribbon > Options button > "Change folder and search options" > (Folder Options window > View tab).

    Click on picture for animation
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	W10 Folder Options.gif 
Views:	5 
Size:	45.4 KB 
ID:	96759

    Recently I managed to damage the file table on a data drive and Check Disk was able to repair it (mostly).
    I only lost a handful of files.

    Drive Error Checking in Windows 10

    I tried your solution and it has worked. Thanks a million
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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