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Do you have secret files that you want to keep away from prying eyes?

Do you want to hide your files in a super way that nobody can find them?

There are always specific reasons to hide certain files & folders on your computer. The very basic reason is to prevent other users from deleting your content.

Making your files & folders hidden is easy but there is a better way to protect and hide your files, using the Command Prompt.

In this easy tutorial you will learn how to hide any file & folder using the Explorer and CMD.

You can also try to make a folder invisible. It’s different, but can be useful for extra layer of security.

Let’s dive in!

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1. Hide Your Files & Folders Using the Explorer

In this first method we will be using the Explorer (Windows+E) to hide our secret folder.

Navigate to the location of the folder or file you want to hide, right-click on it and choose “Properties“.

Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 1 Properties

Check “Hidden” under Attributes, click “OK“.

Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 2 Hidden Properties

If there are any files or subfolders under your folder you will have to apply changes to subfolders and files too. Click “OK“.

Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 3 Apply Changes Folder Subfolders Files

To view your hidden files/folders you need to go to “View” in the Explorer and tick “Hidden items” under Show/hide ribbon.

Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 4 View Hidden Folder

2. Hide Your Files & Folders Using the Command Prompt (CMD)

The command to hide your folder in the Command Prompt is as easy as this:

attrib +h Secrets
Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 5 Attrib H Secrets

After you hide your folder you need to hide the subfolders and files inside, use this command after you cd into your folder:

attrib +h /s /d
Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 6 Attrib H S D

To make your folder visible again use this command:

attrib -h Secrets
Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 7 Attrib Minus

The same applies for files/subfolders inside:

attrib -h /s /d
Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 8 Attrib Minus H

Make Your Files/Folders Super Hidden

You can make your files/folders hidden further by adding the +s attribute, this will make your secret folder a system folder that cannot be deleted.

attrib +h +s Secrets

cd Secrets

attrib +h +s /s /d
Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 9 Attrib H S S D System

In order to view the super-hidden system folder go to Control Panel, click on “File Explorer Options“.

Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 10

On “View” uncheck the setting “Hide Protected operating system files (Recommended)“.

Hide Super Hidden File Folder Windows 10 10 Folder Options Hide Protected Operating System Files

There you go!

You just learned how to hide your secret data in Windows 10 ;)

Thanks for sharing.

Soufiane – Easytutorial.com

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