Advice 1: How to hide folders on your computer

It so happens that one computer is shared by multiple people. And of course there are always files that are unwanted to the General public. Therefore there is a need to somehow hide. It is not always possible to create a second account.
You will need
  • 1) the folder to hide
Instruction
1
For the first method only need to create a folder and populate it with data to be hidden. Click on it right mouse button and select properties. Downstairs there is a parameter attributes. Tick-box tick "hidden".
2
Click to refresh the page, and the folder disappears. In order to see it you must open any folder and carry out the procedure of opening hidden folders. Click tools, folder options, view tab. Move the slider to the bottom, find the option hidden files and folders. Select "show hidden files and folders". Click "OK" and go to the directory where your hidden folder.
3
Proceed to the second method. Click on the folder, right click and choose rename. Erase the name of the folder and, holding down the "alt" input on the right numeric keypad 0160.
4
Push again, right-click on the folder, select "properties". Enter in the "settings" tab then "change icon". Scrolling the slider to the right until you find three transparent label. Choose any of them. Push approx. This will allow you to hide your folder from prying eyes, and keep it right on your desktop.

Advice 2: How to find hidden folders

Any operating system has the ability to hide folders. Basically it is a folder of a systemic nature, as well as elements of the system that you want to hide from curious users – for their own good. Sometimes computer user himself puts the value of the folder "hidden , due to the need for hiding certain information. In any case, the hidden folders and files are on the computer, and despite their use, every file or folder can be make visible to the user.
You will need
  • Windows Explorer (any window), text editor, Total Commander.
Instruction
1
To find hidden files or folders, you need to make them visible to the user. Therefore, open any Explorer window (My computer , My documents ). Click the "tools" menu - select "folder options . In the new window select the View tab and under Additional content, select "Show hidden files and folders . Click OK . Then you can see all hidden files and/or folders.
How to find hidden folders
2
If your computer is attacked by viruses and do not allow us to make the above-described operation, it is possible to do the same thing using registry editor. To do this, open a text editor and create a new document. In the body of this document, place the following lines:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexploreradvanced]
"Hidden =dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexploreradvancedfolderhiddenshowall]
"CheckedValue =dword:00000001
Then click menu "File - Save as - name the file "system.reg click Save . Then run the file in the dialog box, click Yes .
If you need to cancel the showing of hidden folders in the registry file you need to change the value from "00000001 "to 00000000 .
How to find hidden folders
3
There is also an alternative method: to use the program Total Commander . A distinctive feature of this program – on/off display of hidden folders can be done by just pressing one button. This button has the shape of a star. To show/hide hidden folders do the following:
- run "Total Commander ;
- select the desired directory;
- press the star on the toolbar.
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