Algerl7891 wrote:OK! Your problem is really strange. But, according to my personal experiences, you can try to resolve your problems in three ways:
1). Try to unhide your data there.
According to your description, your data may be hidden anyway. Try to show it up again:
Start => Run => Type in "control folders" and press "OK" =>Click "View" and hook "Show hidden files and folders"=> Press "OK".
2). Scan your hard drive with antivirus tool
Sometimes, the virus also would hide the data and make it invisible to you. So, just try to do antivirus scan on your hard drive. (You should take care not to delete some needed files in the process.)
3). Restore your files back by using an external hard drive data recovery program.
This problem also could be caused by the drive problems. So, if you want to save these files, you'd better try to use an external hard drive data recovery program that always could help retrieve the inaccessible files back
But, if you know nothing of the data recover stuff, you also can firstly take chances with some data recovery freeware which always can work much more efficiently than some paid ones, such as Recuva, 4Card Recovery and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.
I hope my words can help you out!
It seems only you are interested in my question. So, I have read your answer carefully and tried your mentioned two ways. But, the former two ways do not make a sense. So, I directly applied your listed data recovery freeware. They all work well on my hard drive, especially the last one that has finally restored all my wanted data back for free.
Thank you very much!!!!