how to unhide files

can u help me to unhide files on my external hdd.i have tried going to folder option and checked the show hidden files box but the files are still hidden. am using windows 7 ultimate x64. helps please,thank you.

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When did they get hidden?

And what is the exact error message, if any?

Has it ever worked? If so, what changed since then?


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hidden files

there is no error message,the drive is empty when i open it, but when viewed in my computer,it shows that there are files.

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