How to Hide and Unhide Folders and Files Using Windows 10


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To hide a files and folders is useful in keeping our data inside or stored on a hard disk drive (HDD), USB flash drive, or in any micromemory drive. To keep a file like confidential and keep it on the eye of a child or to others that visually expose to others who are using your computer. Or in a presentation on using your laptop that could directly expose your drive using the projector. This will help so much to protect your data privacy.


1. HOW TO APPLY HIDDEN ATTRIBUTES

-If you're using an external drive where your data is stored and you need to hide a data inside of it. You can use different versions of Windows operating system.

  1. Open the drive using the computer icons on your desktop.
  2. Once it's open, select the folder or drive you want to hide.
  3. Then right click on it.
  4. Then click properties.
  5. On the pop up windows on the Attributes, check box hidden.
  6. Click apply button.
  7. On the next pop -up window you have two options, you can select either "Apply changes to this folder only" and "Apply changes to this folder, sub folders and files".  
NOTE: 

If you select "Apply changes to this folder only" this will hide only on a single file or folders you selected. But if you select both the entire data inside your drive, use the "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files".

After the attributes is applied, you will see that the files or folders are transparent. This indicates you're ready to hide the files and folders.

2. HOW TO HIDE THE FILES AND FOLDERS YOU SELECTED
  1. In windows explorer where you open your drive of your data, click the "File" menu located top left side of your screen.
  2. Click Options.
  3. On the folder options window, click view tab menu.
  4. Then select "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  5. Then click apply button then ok.
  6. Now check your files and folders, it's now hidden in your drive.
3. HOW TO UNHIDE FILES AND FOLDERS
  1. Open your drive where the data is stored.
  2. In windows explorer where you open your drive of your data, click the "FILE" menu located top left side of your screen.
  3. Click Options".
  4. On the folder options window, click view tab menu.
  5. Then select "Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  6. Then click apply button then ok.
  7. Then now check your files and folders it will visible in your drive.
That's all how to hide and unhide any files and folders inside your computer drive. See our videos to help you how to perform this tutorial. Stay tune...
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