How to Create Hidden Folder in Windows PC

Hiding your files is sometimes becomes very important. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a hidden folder in windows in very easy steps. No matter what stuff you contain in your PC, every time there is something with you that you need to hide it with something when someone shares your PC. Here you will learn hiding files or folders by two different ways Hiding Files and Folders using File Explorer and by Hiding Files and Folders using Command Prompt.create hidden folder windows

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Hide Files and Folders using File Explorer

Using File Explorer to hide your files or folders on Windows is the easiest way.

  • Open-File Explorer or Windows Explorer in Windows.
  • Now select that file or folder you want to hide.
  • Right click on that file or folder you want to hide and select Properties.

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  • Under the General tab, check the hidden box. Now click OK or Apply to make your file hidden.

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How to view Hidden Files and Folders 

  • Open-File Explorer or Windows Explorer. Now Go to the View tab and then select Hidden items. By this, you can easily view your hidden files.

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Hide Files and Folders using Command Prompt

  • Type Command Prompt or cmd in search tab next to start icon in Windows 10 or if using earlier Windows Go to Start icon and Search there.
  • Enter the below command

attrib “Your File/Folder location” +s +r +h and press Enter.

Here enter your File/Folder location inside Quotation marks (See the below screenshot). Now your File/Folder is successfully made hidden.

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Making hidden files and folders visible again

  • Type Command Prompt or cmd in search tab next to start icon in Windows 10 or if using earlier Windows Go to Start icon and Search there.
  • Enter the below command

attrib “Your File/Folder location” +s +r -h and press Enter.

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Now your Hidden File/Folder is Visible again.

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