How To Hide a Folder
3 Ways To Hide Folders Effectively
- If you share your computer with others, there is always the chance that someone will either accidentally delete your stuff or otherwise mess with it. You can protect it by password to prevent it. Many people search for "
hide lock folder" on Google, they want to lock files while hiding files. Fortunately, in Windows 10, you can put these uncontrollable plans or files into a password-protected secret folder, which you don't need to purchase any other software(You can read more about how to lock folder without any software here). When we're done locking the folder, the way to make the file more secure is to hide the folder. This article teaches you how to hide files in a secret locked folder in Windows 10.
- We generally hide the folder by opening the properties in the win10 file explorer. This method does not hide the folder method safely with the batch command. As long as you have some understanding of the property settings, you can easily open any files you hide by setting the display hidden files and folders. We can think of this method of hiding files as hiding something under the mattress. It is easy to find these things as long as someone opens the mattress, so this method is not safe enough. If other people master the level of computer technology is not as good as you, then it is also a good choice. Using the batch command to hide the folder is very good. In other words, after using the batch to hide a folder, then call the windows property, select to display all files and folders, these hidden folders and files still can not be displayed. This command is very useful for our hidden important documents. The following describes three ways to hide folders, and you will find the best way to hide folders.
- How to hide a folder using File Explorer
- 1. Right-click a file or folder and select Properties.
- 2. In the General tab, check the Hidden option, then click Apply.
- How to hide folder and file using Command Prompt
- 1. Press Win and R, enter "Regedit" and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
- 2. Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
\Explorer\Advanced, you can also copy directly to the registry address bar to find. Right-click in the blank space in the right column of the Advanced project to create a new "DWORD (32-bit) value".
- 3. Change the newly created key name to "Encryption Context Menu", then double-click to select hexadecimal and modify "Value Data" to 1.
- 4. You don't need to restart or log out. Select any file or folder at this time, right-click and you will see the "Encrypt" menu. For files that have already been encrypted, they will be displayed as "decrypted".
- Tip: If you want to cancel this menu, just delete the created EncryptionContextMenu key.
- 5. After the encryption is successful, a lock icon appears in the upper right corner of the file/folder icon.
- Tip: Encrypted files and folders can only be viewed on this computer. If you need to use them on other computers, you must copy the files, folders, and licenses to other computers before you can use them.
- Create a password-protected folder with idoo File Encryption
- Using the idoo file encryption software in the Windows 10 operating system is very convenient and powerful. Choose "Lock File" from "Hard Disk" on the left menu. Click "Lock File" to add the files you want to lock. Similarly, you may also lock file folders or local drives by adding them to the list from "Lock Folder" or "Lock Partition".
- The access to the locked files, file folders, and hard drives will be restricted, and they can only be accessed by entering the correct password.
- Tip: idoo File Encryption can not only encrypt, hide, lock, and deny write folders/hard drives, but also provides users a unique way to monitor the data. It enables users to supervise the files and drives easily and effectively by recording all the access to files and running of programs. (Read More)
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