There are times when some people gain access to our personal spaces like smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers, etc. That is also the time when we want to make sure that those people would not see the things we do not want them to see. This is also a way to repel intruders and to safeguard your belongings. And do not mistake me; I am not talking about making the file or folder hidden in the properties because also a lot of people know how to make that appear in the explorer.


Why do people use this?

Right now, there are a lot of people who try to gain access of other people’s devices in order to know more information, to know bank information, background information, etc. Or if you share your computer with someone and you do not want them to gain access to some files, they go and hide folders. Right-clicking the file or folder and checking the hidden option is not the way to do it.

This is crucial in order to know different techniques and also to protect and safeguard files and other material in your computer.

How can I extremely hide my folder?

Now, you do not need additional programs or software in order to do this trick. What you will need is just your Command Prompt (cmd). Here is how you can hide your folder:


  • Open your command prompt, doesn’t matter how you open it you can either search for it or by accessing the run (Win + R) and type cmd.
  • There are a lot of commands in the command prompt and the attrib command is one of them. This is the command that we opt to use in this process.
  • Say for example the folder that we want hidden is placed in Drive C, Efren Nolasco, Desktop and the file name is Secret folder, we need to type in attrib +s +h “C:\Users\Efren Nolasco\Desktop\ Secret folder”

To say if it is correct, it should say nothing. It should just state where you are in the computer; the drive and the user name. And if this is the case, go and look up the folder that you are trying to hide. It will disappear completely. Even if you go to the explorer and check the option to “see hidden files, folders, and drives,” it won’t appear.

If you change your mind and if you want to get it back, all you have to do is to replace the “+” with “” so it would go like this: attrib –s –h “C:\Users\Efren Nolasco\Desktop\Secret folder”. It will reappear again.

Now that you know this trick, you can do this to your advantage in order to protect your files and folders from people or intruders who would want to try to gain access to your private files. Like this tutorial? What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments below.

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