Hi viewers, this topic is about how to make a super-hidden folder. am very happy today as i got this awesome trick to make a Hidden Folder in windows (any versions) without the help of any software. I’m very much excited about this hidden trick in windows and at the same time, I feel a little bit sad because i never came to know about these ideas for the past years.
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We all have different reasons to make a Hidden Folder. Someone uses it for personal purposes, someone wants to hide images and videos okay! whatever it might be, I too have folders on my laptop that not want to share with anyone. Before we get into these awesome tricks, have a look at the hiding folder using windows explorer options in windows.
The simple way to make a hidden folder
This is a very basic thing (for beginners only), i hope everybody knows it very well. Advanced users just ignore.
So, here is an easy way to quickly hide folders from unsuspecting eyes. This method requires that Windows does not show hidden files and folders. So to begin with, you have to check this setting:
- Select any folder that you want to hide
- Right-click on the folder and select Properties
- In the General tab, you can find the option Hidden in ‘Attributes’ section
- Tick the option Hidden, and press OK
Note: If you don’t know how to view hidden files or folder click here
Trick to make a super-hidden folder
For this trick, you have minimum knowledge about cmd (command prompt) in windows because we are using command prompt for applying this trick. If you don’t have minimum knowledge about cmd Learn cmd here
Open Command Prompt and type
attrib +s +h “C:\Users\Alexis\Folder”
Note: You will need to replace the stuff in quotes to an absolute path of a folder or file on your system that you want to make hidden. If you don’t know to find a folder location or path check how to Find folder paths.
Now, your target file or folder which you want to be hidden will not appear even if you enabled the option to Show hidden files and folders.
Unhiding files or folder
To unhide the file or folder you can run the same command by making a small change
This time use “–” signs instead of the “+” signs, that is
attrib -s -h “C:\Users\Alexis\Folder”
Success the folder appeared again
View files in the hidden folder
Sometimes we want to access the files from hidden folders temporarily mainly if it is a photo or video file. So if you want to see it, you don’t have to unhide the folder instead you can access the folder by typing the folder name.
Browse to the folder where the hidden folder or file is located and type the hidden folder name in the address bar. You will now be able to see all files inside the Hidden Folder.
It’s better to copy the address of your folder (the folder you going to hide) somewhere else, any notes like Google Keep, Gmail, Simplenote or something because, if you forgot the path of that folder it will be difficult to bring back the folder and its contents unless you know any other solution.