Make a folder invisible in Windows 7

Date: July 12th, 2010
Author: Mark Kolin

This tutorial will show you how to make a folder invisible (not hidden) in Windows 7.

In this quick tutorial we will show you a way to make a folder invisible. It should be noted that we don’t mean hidden. Using this technique you folder won’t be visible even if you have the “Show hidden files and folders” option On.

Let’s say your folder is C:\\xyz. Type in “cmd” in the search box of the start menu:


Make a folder invisible in Windows 7

Press Enter. This will open the Command Prompt.

There type “attrib +s +h C:\\xyz” (without quotes) and press Enter:

Make a folder invisible in Windows 7

Now open C:\\ and you will see that the folder is no longer visible.

Note: You can still access you folder. Simply type “C:\\xyz” in the Address Bar of Explorer:


Make a folder invisible in Windows 7

Let’s note that your folder will not be visible even if the Show hidden files and folders option is On.

To make your folder visible again simply type in “attrib -s -h C:\\xyz” in the Command Prompt:

Make a folder invisible in Windows 7

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