Have you ever seen a hidden folder? You probably have, as they are easy to make and view. However, there is an attribute that makes a folder or file system hidden. These are harder to make; in fact, very few people know how. They are also hard to see. In this Instructable, I will be showing you how to make one.

A system hidden file or folder is not a substitute for encryption. Do NOT rely on this Instructable to securely hide data.

Step 1: Making the Folder or Files

Ok. So what you're going to do now is make a folder on the C Drive. As with last time I made a folder there, I will call mine x. Inside it, I have put a text file called Passwords.


You can place whatever you want within this folder.
<p>Also you can customize your folder and make it look organized with FolderMarker. Trust me there would be no need to hide fancy folders :)</p>
<p>If you want to hide specific folders with password in computer, you can utilize batch file solution or third party software such as <a href="http://www.kakasoft.com/folder-protect/password-protect-folder-on-windows-7.html" rel="nofollow">Folder Protector</a> to help you do this.</p>
<p>Thank you for the instructable. I tend to keep standard hidden files visible, and it is nice to know how to mark a file as 'system', so that it remains hidden under that category. I used this on a special administration folder, that is a quick link to many settings in Windows 8. I have pinned the folder to my Start screen, so there is no need to show it on the desktop as well. Thanks again for the write-up.</p>
Or you can just select the file go into properties and check &quot;Hidden&quot;
I SAY HOW TO DO THIS: Start --&gt; Run--&gt;cmd--&gt;ok type this command carefully: attrib &quot;path&quot; +s +h then press ENTER remember ,you have to write the folder location on path location on above command. Example: Suppose You have folder named Nirjhar inside d: (d drive);then...... command should be this: attrib D:\Nirjhar +s +h or attrib &quot;D:\Nirjhar&quot; +s +h UNHIDE THIS FOLDER attrib D:\Nirjhar -s -h or attrib &quot;D:\Nirjhar&quot; -s -h [SO WHAT IS THE MAIN FUNDA ABOUT SUPER HIDDEN FOLDER?] If you hidden any system folder then it will be turned as Super Hidden Folder. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! Reply me and ask ur question at nirjharr@rediffmail.com
How about make a batch script file loops through the hidden high level hidden folders and do attrib -s -h
<br>so what if you wanted to disguise a whole bunch of folders at onnce ? and can you disguise files on the normal drive where my doc is etc ?
what if i have to hide folder in some other drive,n sub folder??
what if its a folder
really cool instructable thank you
excelent!!!! thanks
Could someone write an 'ible to make a batch file that hides/unhides files/folders like this?
It's really not that hard to make one. Just type this:<br/><br/><strong>attrib FILENAME.EXT +s +h</strong><br/><strong>pause</strong><br/><br/>If the file name is more than one word, such as <em>Cool stuff.txt</em>, then type:<br/><br/><strong>attrib Cool*.txt +s +h</strong><br/><strong>pause</strong><br/><br/>If you are hiding a folder, then just take out the extension.<br/><br/>Also, you MUST place this batch file in the same folder as the file/folder you are trying to hide/unhide.<br/>
I don't want to be a critic but, if you use something like this....<br/><br/>ren Locker &quot;Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}&quot;<br/>attrib +h +s &quot;Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}&quot;<br/><br/>when you change the folder options you still cant see the folder <br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-folder-locker/">*REFERS TO INSTRUCTABLE*</a><br/>
I went to your Instructable and read it. There is one flaw in it. Someone could easily right-click on the batch file and select EDIT. This would reveal the source code, and allow said person to see the pasword. However, if you used a BAT to EXE converter, then finding the password would be much harder.
Its actually super easy to reverse engineer an exe file to a bat. PM me.
tell that to the crazy leprecaun i aready know how to do that ind i have tested it if you delete the batch file its self your file is completly secure and you cant get it back unless you use another batch file
No, you just pretty much copy n' paste the reverse engineered batch file and run it! It works even if the original one is deleted...
i know except im cheap and use a bat to exe converter
Just for the sake of being thorough you should point out that you can reverse the process by changing the &quot;+&quot; signs to &quot;-&quot; signs. <br/><br/>So using your example you could type<br/><br/><strong>attrib -s -h</strong><br/><br/>and the files would reappear. You could even write a batch file to turn it on and off rather than always changing your preferences in Folder Options.<br/><br/>Good instructable though, handy to keep most people from seeing the file but still not very secure. I'd still put the files in a password protected zip to be sure or even <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Hide-Any-Files-In-Photos/">hide them in a picture</a><br/>
Ok, thank you for the input. I will adjust the Instructable to say that. Also, I have made an Instructable on how to hide files inside pictures. You can see it <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Hide_Files_Inside_Pictures/">here.</a><br/>