How to Recover Data from Locked or Corrupted Folder?



updated on 2019-02-10 to Data Recovery

Why the folder becomes inaccessible?

In some cases the folder on your hard drive or external device may become inaccessible, such as:

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  • You can’t access to a locked folder without password.
  • The folder is locked due to virus attacking.
  • When you try to open a folder, it shows “Access is denied”.
  • The folder gets damaged.
  • The folder becomes inaccessible due to unknown reasons or logical error.
  • Third-party software destroys the folder structure of the folder.

There are many factors can result in inaccessibility of a folder. Virus infection, logical error, unknown password or file corruption are the main factors which make the folder become inaccessible. If you don’t need the locked folder, you can just delete it. But, if there are important files in the locked folder, you should try your best to recover the files from the locked or corrupted folder.

How to recover files from locked or corrupted folder?

How to recover lost data when the folder gets inaccessible or access denied? Don’t worry. Magoshare Data Recovery, one of the most powerful file recovery software, can help you recover files or data from locked/corrupted folder under Windows and Mac. It supports to recover files from locked folder from HDD/SSD, USB flash drive, memory card, and other storage device.

Now, you can follow the steps below to recover files from locked/corrupted folder under Windows/Mac.

Step 1: Download and install Magoshare Data Recovery.

First of all, just download and install Magoshare Data Recovery on your computer. It is very easy-to-use. You can use it to quickly recover lost files from locked or corrupted folder.

Step 2: Choose the hard drive.

Run this software on your computer, it will show all hard drives. Just click to choose the hard drive in which the locked folder is located.

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Step 3: Scan the hard drive.

Click on “Scan” button. Magoshare will scan the selected the hard drive and extract the locked folder to help you find the lost files.

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Step 4: Preview and recover lost files.

click on “Recover Now” button to save these files.

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Magoshare Data Recovery offers free version for you to recover lost files from locked or corrupted folder for free. You can download and install it on your computer. Before you do data recovery, you’d better not put new files to the hard drive where you lose your files. With advanced scan technology, this file recovery freeware will quickly extract the locked or inaccessible folder and help you find all documents in the folder. You just need to choose and recover the files you want.

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If the locked folder is infected by virus, you’d better permanently delete it after you recover all your files. You also can run anti-virus software to scan your whole computer system to kill the virus. If you want to format the hard disk drive, you can try AweEraser, a powerful formatter for Windows and Mac. It can help you securely format a hard drive and fix all logical errors.