How to Hide File And Folder in Windows7 without Software

Last day i have need to hide some specific folders and  files in my office Computer's hard disk. But i do not no how it possible.We know Some files needs some privacy. So if you want to do not let others see your important or personal files and folders  then there is a good option to do this in Windows. So, follow the steps given below to hide any folder or file in Windows 7. The steps are work for Windows 7 only.

How To Hide a File or Folder in Windows :

  • First of all, Go to the folder or directory where that specific file or folder is present.
  • Now at the top-left of the windows, find a drop-down menu saying: Organize.
  • Click on it, then click on 'Folder and Search Option'.
  • Now switch to 'View' tab.
  • In advanced settings box, under the menu 'Hidden Files and Folders', make sure that 'Don't Show hidden, files, folders or drives'.
  • Now we have instructed windows explorer to not display hidden files and folders.  Now we have to hide that specific file or folder.
  • Right Click on the File or Folder that you want to hide.
  • Click on properties.
  • In Attributes, check the hidden box.
  • Click on Apply and then OK. Now a pop may ask you that you want to apply changes to folder only or to all files and folders present in that folder. Choose your desired option and that's all.
Now you have successfully hidden a file or folder.

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