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Hiding Files and Folders

If you want to hide files and folders for added privacy purposes, you can do it by setting two separate options: one to set the option to hide specific files and folders, and the other to set a general folder option to show or hide files and folders. If you set the option to hide specific files and folders and the Show hidden files and folders option is set, the hidden files and folders appear transparent. If the general option is set to Do not show hidden files and folders, the hidden files and folders are actually hidden. The only way to view them again is to set the general option to Show hidden files and folders again. Anyone can show hidden files and folders, so it shouldn’t be used for security purposes.

Show or Hide Hidden Files and Folders

  • yellow_1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow_2.jpg Select the files or folders you want to hide or unhide.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click or tap the Hide selected items button on the View tab.
  • yellow_4.jpg Select the Hidden items check box on the View tab to show hidden files or folders. To hide hidden items, clear the check box.

    The hidden files or folders appear transparent.

  • yellow_5.jpg To unhide hidden files or folders, select them, and then click or tap the Hide selected items button on the View tab.

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