Wish to have some privacy for some of your folders in Windows PC? Want to hide a folder in Windows 8 PC from public view? Don’t worry. I will provide you a way here to hide your folders from the public view.
Hiding your folders on windows PC is an easy task and it doesn’t need much of your time. You can use the “Hidden” attribute in windows, a default windows feature as like the “Read only attribute”.
Still confused? Just follow the steps given below and you will be able to hide your folder in Windows computer easily.
How To Hide A Folder In Windows 8?
Step 1: For this tutorial purpose, I am creating a folder with the name “Test” in “My Documents” folder in my computer.
Step 2: Now to turn the “Hidden” attribute on, right-click on the folder and select the “Properties” option from the list.
Step 3: Once done, the properties window will open up. In that under the “General” tab check the box named “Hidden” and click on “OK”.
Step 4: Now the folder will disappear from public view.
That’s it. You can follow this method to hide any number of folders in your Windows 8 computer.
Now lets check out the way to get back the hidden folders.
Step 5: To get back the hidden folders, go to the “View” tab in Windows Menu and click on Options to open “Folder Options“.
Step 6: In that window, choose the “View” tab and under the “Hidden files and folders” option, select “Show hidden files, folders, or drives”.
Step 7: Now click on “Apply” and then click on “OK” button.
That’s it. Now you have the hidden folders will be view-able for all users of your Windows 8 computer. This method will work on other versions of Windows operating system like: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, etc.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial do let me know using comments section.