How to Hide Your Folders or Files on a Computer

Hidden Folders are the folders that exist on a computer, but don’t appear where they are stored. A hidden file or folder is majorly used to prevent important data from being deleted or secret files or folder from being accessed by other users.

There are different files or folders we keep on our computers, some are meant to be kept in private so that no other user can have access to them, especially if they are secret files or folders, like some programming codes you don’t want to reveal to anyone, or some important document that are not meant to be shown in public. Here is the simple tutorial to hide them.  Just follow the following step-by-step technical procedure to do it.

Method 1

Steps

  1. Right-click on the folder or file you want to hide and select Properties.
  2. Check the box Hidden. in the Menu that appears
  3. Click OK
  4. Your file or folder is now successfully hidden.

How to unhide your folder or file

  1. Click on the Windows icon at the bottom-left of your Computer or click on the folder icon at the bottom of your Computer screen or press CTR + E
  2. Find This PC on list and click on it

    This PC
    This PC
  3. Find where the hidden folder or file is located (example; Desktop, Document or Download)
  4. At the top of the screen you will see View. Click on it.view
  5. A page will slide down with lists, find Hidden Items and check it”.

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  6. All your hidden files or folders will be shown.

How to hide a file or folder using command prompt

Steps:

  1. Press Windows key + R.
  2. Type cmd into the search box and press Enter.
  3. When it shows the command prompt page then type Attrib +h +s +r folder_name or Attrib +h +s +r file_name and press Enter.

Your folder has been successfully hidden.

How to unhide a Computer folder or file using command prompt

Steps:

  1. Press Windows key + R.
  2. Type cmd into the search box and press Enter.
  3. When it shows the command prompt page then type Attrib -h -s -r folder_name or Attrib -h -s -r file_name and press Enter.

unhide folder with cmd

Your folder has been successfully unhidden! You can go and check your folder where you kept it now.

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