How to Hide Files or Folders in Windows 10

Alright, enough of the pleasantries, we will go straight to the subject of our discussion, namely How to Hide Files or Folders in Windows 10, even though these are very simple tips, I think they can help protect your important data from irresponsible people. Immediately, see the following ways:

First Step, Open File Explorer then navigate to the file or folder that will be hidden, here I will take an example to hide the folder called “Application” then right click on that folder then select Properties

A new window will open as shown below,

Open the General Tab, then put a checkmark on Hidden as shown above, then click ok,

Because what we are going to hide is not only the folder but the files in it, we must select “Apply changes to this folder, . . . ” then click ok

Wait for the process above to finish, the processing time is very dependent on the number and size of files, if the number of files is too much then this process will take quite a while.

When it’s finished, we can see that the folder called “Application” is gone. That means we have hidden the folder. But there are times when the folder is still there even though it’s only a shadow, like the following picture:

If it happens like that, the next step that must be taken is in File Explorer select the View tab then remove the checklist on Hidden Items, as shown below.

Or you can go through the Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R together then typing “Control Panel” (without the quotes) then Enter

In the Control Panel window select “Appearance your Personalization” then select “Show hidden files and folders”

Then select “Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives” then click ok

If it’s finished at this stage, the folder that I hid earlier is no longer visible. And to restore the folder so that it is no longer hidden, the method is very easy, as follows:
Open File Explorer, select the View tab, then check Hidden Items, this method aims to display hidden files.

Data privacy and security is the most important thing, moreover the data is very important and confidential. Therefore, to maintain the confidentiality of the data, it is necessary to provide additional protection or protection for the data.

Data security methods usually use a password on the hard disk partition that I have provided in the previous post, and you can also hide files or folders that are considered important.

You will see the folder that was hidden earlier, then just right click on the folder then select properties and remove the checklist on Hidden

That way the folder will return to normal and can be seen at any time.

I did this tutorial on Windows 10, if you are a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 user I think the method is not much different from the one on Windows 10.

Such is my simple knowledge, I hope that the simple knowledge that I share can help you to maintain the security of important files and data. If something is unclear, please write your question in the comments column that we have provided.

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