How to hide a folder in windows. When your PC or laptop is shared with other person either with your friends or family member, may be sometimes you require to hide some secrets that are being saved as files or folder. Are you searching for some simple solution to hide the folders without expending money, then you are reading correct post. While this technique hides your folders but the folder can be easily get visible if a person is quiet familiar with windows working. You may find many techniques to hide folder in windows but in this post three methods described below.
How to hide a folder in windows
Method 1 : hide a folder
Step 1:- Right click on the folder that you want to hide and select properties.Press General tab in the pop up window and check the hidden box.
Step 2:- Now open My Computer and select folder option seen in windows XP. For windows 7, select organize appear at the left top corner, and click on Folder options->view->Hidden files and folders -> select don’t show hidden folders.
Great work. Your folder is now hidden. To again make the folder visible or use that folder. Select
Folder option>> View >> Hidden files and folders >> select show hidden folders in windows XP and select organize appear at the left top corner, and click on Folder options->view->Hidden files and folders -> select show hidden folders.
Method 2 : hide a folder
Method 1 is very common and you may be aware of the above one technique. Let us try this method.
Step 1: Firstly make a Folder with no name. If you dont know how to create folder with no name, navigate to this first page : http://engineerphilosophy.com/create-folder-with-no-name/.
Step 2: Right click on the folder and click on Properties , Open customize tab , then
Click change icon button and then Choose blank icon for your folder. Now your folder is hidden.
Note: To access the folder you should know the exact path of that folder.
Method 3 : Hide a folder
This method is most rarely known because it is done by using CMD .
Step 1:- Open your CMD Go to start menu select Run or press Window key + R. Then type CMD and hit ENTER.
Step 2:- using cd (Change Directory) command go to the path where the folder is present.
Step 3:- then write a simple command
Attrib folder_name +s +h
Your folder is now hidden. To show the folder type again type in cmd, after moving to the particular directory where your folder is hidden.
Attrib folder_name -s -h