Hide or Show Files And Folders In Windows 10

Hiding files and folders in Windows 10 is very easy. Just follow step by step guide to learn how to hide data on your PC easily and quickly.

In some situations, you may need to hide your personal or private data on the computer to make your data secure.

There are several ways but we will discuss the one and only simple and straight process to hide files and folders in Windows 10.

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Use File Explorer to Hide Files and Folders in Windows 10

This method is very simple. As we already know that, Windows operating system is world’s most popular operating system because of exciting features and user-friendly interface. So we are going to share the simplest way to hide the files and folders. The first solutionĀ is to use File Explorer. Let’s see how to do it quickly.

To hide files and folders, follow these steps

  1. First of all, open the File Explorer
  2. Find your desired files and folders you want to hide
  3. Next, select the file or folder
  4. Right-Click to open menu
  5. Click “Properties” located at the bottom of the menu items
  6. Now select “General” tab in the “Properties” box
    Hide Files and Folders Windows 10
  7. You can see an option “Hidden” in the bottom of the Properties box. Select it by clicking the check box
  8. Next, click apply. A pop-up message appears
  9. Select “Apply changes to this folder, subfolder and files” if you want to hide everything in the main folder.
    Apply to all folders Windows 10
  10. Finally, click Ok to complete the process.

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View the Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10.

In the first half, we discussed how to hide files and folders. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to view the hidden files and folders in Windows 10. Just like hiding files and folders, viewing files and folders is also very simple.

To show the hidden files and folders in Windows 10, follow these simple steps below.

  1. First of all, open the File Explorer
  2. Click the View from the top menu
    Show Hidden Files Windows 10
  3. Now click “Options”
  4. Make sure that “View” tab is selected in “Options” window
  5. Now select “Show hidden files, folders and drives” located under the “Hidden files and folders”
    View Options Windows 10
  6. Click “Apply” button to show the hidden folders and files.

Now you can view all the hidden files and folders in Windows 10.

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