Windows is the most used operating system in the world. Since many of us use Windows so in some time or the other we might have to hide some personal files or folder in our Windows PC or laptop. But how? Do we know that? Hiding files is quite easy task in this article we will show you some unique Tips & Tricks to hide folder in Windows system.
Their are basically 3 ways in which you can secure or hide your file. But in the 3 ways one way is by using third party software. And third party hiding will only secure your file from access. But it would be visible that their exists a file which is hidden. So lets go through all the 3 methods and you choose which one you like.
How to hide folder in Windows.
#Method 1:Simply creating folder and hiding using Windows option.
Step 1: create a folder that you want to hide and then go in the view tab up in the windows explorer. and select hide folder option.
Step 2: Then go to “Options” beside the hide file and select “change folder and search option”. And in the view tab select “Don’t show hidden files and folder” and the click “Apply and then “Ok”.
That’s it you are done. The file will be hidden and only you know the path in which drive and folder you have made the folder hidden.
How to view the Hidden folder.
Step 1: Now navigate to the same drive where you have hidden the folder and select view tab and then Click on “Folder And Search Option” from the “option”
Step 2 :You will see the Folder Options there, You need to click on “View” Tab which is next to the “General” Tab. You will See a “Hidden Files and Folder” Option there, now change the option to ” Show Hidden files and folders” And click on “Apply” and then “Ok”.
Step 3: Once you have saved the settings. You will see your hidden folder’s.
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Method 2: Making folder invisible to others.
This is the best technique to hide any folder in your PC and is quite simple. This technique will make your folder invisible and you can access it by clicking at the location of your folder.
Step 1: Create a folder or just right click on a folder you want to hide. Select properties and in the customize tab choose change icon and select a blank icon for your folder.
Step 2: Now rename the folder, clear all the text already there and now press ALT button and type 255 of numeric keyboard.
Now the folder will become invisible and only you will be know about the folder and only you can access that folder.
Method 3: Third party software.
Lock & hide software .
This software will hide your sensitive files so that they can’t be seen or accessed. Even links in your recent documents menu won’t be able to find your hidden files! For extra security, use a password to prevent anyone from accessing your files. You can run this software in stealth mode so that no one knows it’s there, and hide or show your sensitive files using hotkeys.
Download from here: Lock & hide folder.
So this is it. These were the three basic methods of hiding a file. These are simple and easy to follow.
Which one of them do you think is a good technique or do you have a better technique? If yes then tell us in the comment section below.
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