Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier.

It had some hidden folders in the disk which I want to unhide right away and I only have a MacBook available at home. I am unable to get it done with that.

So how do I unhide a folder hidden in Windows using a Mac? (also on an external drive)

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

You could download and burn a linux live CD like Puppy Linux, boot to the CD, mount the drive in Linux. From my experience, I've been able to read hidden files and folders by default while doing this.
Then all you have to do is copy the files to a an external HDD or USB memory stick and then boot back into OSX and load them.

This might not work if the Windows 7 disk is encrypted.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.