How to Hide Files and Folders on Windows 7 , 8, 8.1, 10 Operating System

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How to Hide Files and Folders on Windows 7 , 8, 8.1, 10 Operating System

How To Hide A Folder In Windows 8?

Step 1: For this tutorial purpose, I am creating a folder with the name “Test” in “My Documents” folder in my computer.

Step 2: Now to turn the “Hidden” attribute on, right-click on the folder and select the “Properties” option from the list.

Step 3: Once done, the properties window will open up. In that under the “General” tab check the box named “Hidden” and click on “OK”.
Step 4: Now the folder will disappear from public view.
That’s it. You can follow this method to hide any number of folders in your Windows 8 computer.
Now lets check out the way to get back the hidden folders.

Step 5: To get back the hidden folders, go to the “View” tab in Windows Menu and click on Options to open “Folder Options“.

Step 6: In that window, choose the “View” tab and under the “Hidden files and folders” option, select “Show hidden files, folders, or drives”.

Step 7: Now click on “Apply” and then click on “OK” button.
That’s it. Now you have the hidden folders will be view-able for all users of your Windows 8 computer. This method will work on other versions of Windows operating system like: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, etc.

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