• How to hide files on your computer?

    Andrey Kim
    Andrey Kim
    May 4, 2015
    How to hide files on your computer?

    Sooner or later, every computer user has a question - how to hide a folder or file from prying eyes? Someone is hiding particularly important documents so that, for example, the child does not accidentally delete them, or, on the contrary, teenagers hide from their parents not very decent photos from parties. In general, it does not matter, everyone has the right to privacy and secrets. Let's see how to hide files on your computer.

    Hide files

    1. Right-click on the file of interest, select "Properties" in the drop-down menu.
    2. You will see the file properties window, it will open by default in the "General" tab, and you need it.
    3. At the very bottom of the General tab, find the Attributes parameter and check the box next to the Hidden window.
    4. All! Now nobody sees your file.

    To view the file yourself, you will need to activate the option "Show hidden files and folders" (Control Panel / Appearance and Personalization / Folder Options / View / Advanced Options / Show hidden files and folders).

    By the way, if you consider Windows tools to be insufficient protection, you can use special programs like Folder Lock, Hide Folders XP.


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