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How to recover LOST files after Using "hide folder" softwares..

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I used a program called Folder Lock that hides files that I put into a folder.  In order to get access to the files, I would have to start the program and enter my password to see the files.  The files are hidden and no one would not be able to see it existed using windows explorer or even dos I believe unless they enter the program and type in the password.  However, today after installing another software and then a few hours later, accessing that "folder lock" program, I could not find the files that I "hid" in that folder.  I have tried uninstalling that program I just installed and also tried restoring windows to a few days ago and that also didn't get the "hidden" files to show.

Now, I uninstalled the "Folder Lock" program.  When that program is uninstalled, the "hidden folder" show appear again.  The folder that I "hid" did appear but I cannot see the files inside it at all.  When I check the size of that folder, it does show the size of the files that I have hid but I could not see the files.  If the folder is empty, the size of the folder should read 0.  But the size of the folder shows me that the files I "hid" are still there but I just cannot see them.  I have tried installing that "folder Lock" program in the exact same place but I still cannot get the files to appear.  

Are there any ways for me to get the files to show up??  I went into dos and also can't see the files.  I don't know what else I can do.  The files are definitely still in that folder but I don't know how to make it show up.  Thanks in advance!
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