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How To Hide Folders In Windows 7

by Rks257 / July 20, 2013 4:46 PM PDT

How can I hide Folders in Window 7 ?

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Hidden folders
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 5:10 PM PDT

Create your folder or use an existing folder and change its attributes to "Hidden", (right click the folder, select Properties, then select the hidden attribute in the General tab).

Then open Folder Options from the Control Panel and under the View tab make sure that "Do not show hidden files, folders and drives", is selected.

Mark

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Hidden folders
by shalomiki / July 22, 2013 4:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Hidden folders

Hi
I created a folder and hid it, now I can not find it ?
How can I find the folder?
Thanks

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I use DIR
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2013 4:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Hidden folders

DIR has a lot of options and in the supported switches is the /A switch.
As this is well documented and a survival skill, I'll stop here.
Bob

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Why not read the second post
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 22, 2013 8:51 AM PDT
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and instead of selecting "Do not show hidden files, folders and drives" select "Show hidden files, folders and drives"

or is that too simply?

P

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what's the point in hiding folders ?
by shalomiki / July 22, 2013 5:24 PM PDT

So what's the point in hiding folders ?
I prefer to use a good software, for example,
My Lockbox can hide folders
And protect them with a password.
Thanks

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I think it's to create income for data recovery folk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2013 12:36 AM PDT

Since we have native solutions such as BIOS and Windows passwords you have to think beyond all this and my guess is that this is not about security at all but a system to create loss for the users and possible work for data recovery companies. Just look at forums where folk are pleading for how to get their data back. It's so many that this sounds like a bad idea.
Bob

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