How To Hide , Show Files or Folders In Windows 7

How To Hide , Show Files or Folders In Windows 7

You may hide your files or folders for privacy or security reasons on your personal computer with windows 7.you can hide or show again your files or folders whenever you want.
Hiding a file or folder:-
  • Right click on file or folder you want to hide and click on properties.
  • A small window will pop up check the check-box which says hidden, at bottom of this small window and click OK button


While hiding a folder you may see following window with options
  • apply changes to this folder only(this will only hide selected folder)
  • apply changes to sub folder and files(this will hide sub folders and files of selected folder)
you can choose according to your need but apply changes to sub folder and files is recommended because with this option content of folder also become hidden and not easily searched by window search option



Showing a hidden file or folder:- If you want to see the hidden file or make it visible again then follow following steps
  • Open drive or folder where you hide the file on upper left corner click organize and Files an search option.




  • A small window will pop up click on view tab on this window
  • Under view tab check the check-box show hidden files, folders and drives and press ok you will be able to see hidden files .You can make it visible again by un-checking the hidden check box in properties window as done before.
you can do this from control panel--appearance and personalization --folder options.








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