Sometimes it happens that you have to let another person use your system, or it can be the case that occasionally someone uses your computer. So, you have to be careful about the privacy of your sensitive data. In this article below, I provided the steps to hide a file or a folder in Windows 7. There are some apps and software available on the internet to hide the files and folder in your system but, this article is about doing it without any app or software. So, let us start with the How to Hide Files and Folders in Windows 7?
Steps to Hide Files and Folders in Windows 7:
Step 1: Select the file or folder that you want to hide. Right-click on it and click on the Properties among the options in the list.
Step 3: A Confirmation box will pop out to confirm the changes you applied to the attributes of a file or a folder. Here, you have to choose whether you want to apply the changes in the Attributes, to the subfolder and file inside the selected folder or only to the selected folder. Choose according to your need and click OK.
Step 4: Now, The window from where you selected the folder will have Organize tab in the menu ribbon of the window. Click on Organize, a list of option will appear. From the list choose Folder and search options to launch Folder Options window.
there is an another way to launch the Folder Options window. Open the Control Panel window and click Appearance and Personalization tab. Under Appearance and Personalization, click On the Folder Options to launch Folder Options Window.
Step 6: Under View tab, in Advanced settings turn on the radio button of “Don’t show hidden files, and folders, or drives“. Click Apply and OK. It will let your targeted folder become completely invisible.
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