Recover Lost Hidden Files from Virus Infected External Drive

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Carlos

updated on 2020-01-31 to Storage Device Data Recovery

There are many viruses spread on the internet. If you connect the external hard drive to a computer which is infected by virus, the virus will also infect your external hard drive and cause damage to your data on the drive. For example, one common issue caused by virus is that the files on external hard drive will be hidden or missing. Then you cannot find and access the files directly on the external hard drive.

recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive

Especially after changing the system settings to show hidden files, the lost files are still missing. Then what could we do to recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive? Actually, there is still a chance to get back these hidden or missing files from the external hard drive. We can use a data recovery application to do the job for users who suffer such an issue.

Which software can recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive?

To recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive, we suggest the most popular and professional data recovery software - TogetherShare Data Recovery. It can recover lost data from different kinds of external hard drives in many data loss cases, including virus infection. It’s strongly suggested to download the software for a free trial first.

This software can recovery different types of lost data from external hard drive. Such as pictures/photos, video clips, music files, documents, emails, archives, databases files, financial files, or any other files stored on external hard drives.

Besides, this software can also recover lost data files from USB flash drive, SSD, SD card, memory stick, MP3/MP4 player,digital camera, camcorder, CF card, or any other commonly used portable digital devices. The application can recover lost data from NTFS, FAT16/32, ReFS, ExFAT, APFS, HFS/HFS+, EXT2/3 and other format of volumes. Also, it supports data recovery for Windows 10 and old versions of operating systems.

Steps to recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive

We suggest you try with the trial version first, then you will know it’s really very easy to use this software. With understandable interface and interactions, users can easily understand how to operate this software to recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive.

With full of features, including search, filter and preview features, users can easily location and find the wanted files with the software. With only a few clicks, users can use this software to get back the lost files easily. Please just follow the steps below to perform the data recovery.

Step 1. Connect and choose the virus infected external drive.

Please first clean up the virus with a anti-virus software. Then connect the drive to the computer. Run the data recovery software and choose the virus-infected external hard drive. Then click the Scan button to continue.

recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive

Step 2. Scan the virus infected external hard drive.

The software at this step will then scan the virus-infected hard drive quickly and deeply. It will do the best to search for hidden or missing files from the external hard drive after virus infection.

recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive

Step 3. Preview and recover hidden or lost files after virus infection.

After the scan process is finished, the software will show up all the found files directly in the interface. Users can check and preview the files first. Then only choose the wanted files to recover and save to another drive.

recover lost data from hidden or virus infected external hard drive

To avoid data loss, users should be careful to use the hard drive or other storage devices. It’s better to install anti-virus on the computer to avoid virus infection. Also, regular backup for the important files can help you keep the data safe. If there are still some exceptions happen and cause data loss on your drive/device, please don’t worry, there is still the TogetherShare Data Recovery that can help you recover the lost files. Please download the software now to help you restore the lost files.