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
NOTE: DO NOT PUT A TEXT FILE FULL OF PASSWORDS ON THE C DRIVE! USE A PASSWORD VAULT LIKE THE ONE FOUND HERE!.
You can place whatever you want within this folder.
Step 2: Making A File System Hidden
OK. Open Command Prompt by going to Start, Run and typing "cmd". This will open Command Prompt. Type the following:
Now, type this:
attrib FILENAME.EXT +s +h
Then press ENTER.
In my Command Prompt, I would type:
attrib Passwords.txt +s +h
This will make that file system hidden. I will show you how to view it in the final step.
Step 3: Making a Folder System Hidden
Open Command Prompt by going to Start, Run and typing "cmd". This will open Command Prompt.
In Command Prompt, type the following:
Then, type this:
attrib x +s +h
Press ENTER again.
If you named the folder something other than x, then adjust it as necesary.
Congratulations! You just made a system hidden folder. It will be hidden from prying eyes, unless they know how to view it, which I will show you next.