22 March 2017

How to Hide Files and Folders on Computer/Laptop

How to Hide Files and Folders on Computer-Laptop

Do you want to hide some files and folder in your computer/laptop?

Sometimes we have a file that we don't want to show anyone. These may be some personal images, confidential information like office files or it may be some videos. We don't want to share these files with anyone. 

Occasionally, parents use our laptop/computer and in this case we don't want they see their secret or personal files, images or videos. It is very easy to hide files and folder in your computer/laptop without any software.

You can easily hide files and folder in any operating system like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. So you easily follows some steps in Windows and that will let you hide files and folder from your family members or others.

So no one find your files that you have hidden in computer/laptop. Only you know that which file you have hidden.

How to Hide Files and Folders on Computer/Laptop


Step 1: First of all, right click on file or folder that you want to hide.



Step 2: Now click on General setting tab.

Step 3: Check out the Hidden box in Attributes as shown below. After that click apply and then OK. Now your file has hidden. It will not be visible to any person.



If you want to show the hidden files again then you can follow the following steps.

How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Computer/Laptop


Step 1: Firstly press Ctrl+R button on keyboard and search Control Panel. Now open the Control Panel.




Step 2: Now Click on Large Icon in View by as shown below. After that click on File Explorer Options.




Step 3: Now a popup window will open. Click on View Tab. After that Choose Don’t show hidden files, folders, and drivers option as shown below. After this click on Apply and OK.



Now all the files and folders that are hidden, will be visible to you.

So this is how you can hide Files and Folders on Computer/Laptop running on any Window. In second step we see How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Computer/Laptop easily. If you like this post then don't forget to share with your friends on social media.

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