HOW TO HIDE AND UNHIDE FILES OR FODDER IN WINDOWS 10

HIDE AND UNHIDE FILES OR FODDER IN WINDOWS 10


If you share your PC with your friends and colleagues, then you may be aware that some of them may try to access your private files and if they really want to use your files and folders, then they should Accessing your data will be easy as long as you do not keep them safe. So if you are worried that they can access your files then there are some things that you can do to increase your security.


YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR FILES OR FOLDERS IN TWO WAYS -


  • Hide files and folders using File Explorer
  • Hide files and folders using a command prompt

HOW TO HIDE AND UNHIDE FILES OR FODDER IN WINDOWS 10



HOW TO HIDE FILES AND FOLDERS USING FILE EXPLORER 


Most People Will Be Familiar With This Method Because The Process Has Not Changed With Windows XP Yet The Ui Has Changed, So If You Have Used The Hidden File In The Old Version Of Windows Then You Can Easily Use It In Windows 10 As Well. Because The Process Of Hiding Files And Folders Is The Same.


NEVERTHELESS, HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HIDE YOUR FILES AND FOLDERS IN WINDOWS 10 USING FILE EXPLORER.


  • Open file explorer first
  • Locate the files and folders you want to hide.
  • Right-click on the item you want to hide, then click on Properties.

 

HOW TO HIDE AND UNHIDE FILES OR FODDER IN WINDOWS 10

  • You will see the Properties window, tick Hidden.
  • Then click on Ok.
HOW TO HIDE AND UNHIDE FILES OR FODDER IN WINDOWS 10

  • Your folder will be hidden.

UNHIDE FILES AND FOLDERS USING FILE EXPLORER


By reversing this process, files and folders will be hidden. We first need access to files and folders. After that, we will be able to right-click on it and select Properties.


1. First open the file explorer.

2. Navigate to the directory where you hid your files.

3. After this, click on View then put a checkmark on the hidden item.

4. Your hidden files will be visible.

5. Right-click on the item you want to unhide.

6. Click on Properties.

7. Untick the hidden option and click on Ok.

8. As soon as the hidden option is unattended, you will see your file reappear in the directory.


It Is Very Simple To Do In Windows 10 And Earlier Windows Versions, It Is Quite Similar.


HOW TO HIDE FILES AND FOLDERS USING COMMAND PROMPT 


If You Want To Look Like A Hacker While Hiding Your Files, You Can Use The Command Prompt.


  • Open the start menu
  • Search CMD or Command Prompt.

HOW TO HIDE AND UNHIDE FILES OR FODDER IN WINDOWS 10


  • Navigate to the folder that contains the file you want to hide by typing in the following command
  • When you have navigated there, just type the command.

attrib +h Filename


  • You have successfully hidden that file or folder!
  • If you want to hide all items inside a specific folder, just navigate to the folder and type in the command:

attrib +h/s/d



UNHIDE FILES AND FOLDERS USING COMMAND PROMPT


When unsinging files and folders, just reverse what we've done.


1. Navigate to the folder you want to anhydrate using the cd command.

2. Type - instead of +


attrib -h Filename


Your file or folder will successfully unhide.

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