How To Hide/Unhide A File Or Folder In Windows 7

 

This is another simple trick for novice Windows 7 users. Like the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 too comes with hide/show a file or folder option. Using this option, one can easily hide a file or folder in a jiffy.

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The procedure to hide a file or folder is very straightforward:

1. Right-click on the file/folder and select Properties.

 

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2. Enable the checkbox named Hidden and click Apply button to hide the file instantly.

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If the file or folder still appears in the explorer, you need to follow four more simple steps:

# Open Windows explorer (open a folder).

# Click on Organize button and then select Folder and search options to launch Folder Options.

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# In the Folder Options dialog-box, switch to View tab, and then locate the option named Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives.

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# Select the option and click Apply.

To view the same file/folder again, please follow our how to view a hidden file or folder in Windows 7 guide.

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