To hide a file or folder


Open My Documents

If the file or folder you want to hide is not located in My Documents or its subfolders, use Search to find it. To open Search, click Start, and then click Search.


Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.


On the General tab, select the Hidden check box.


To open My Documents, click Start, and then click My Documents

To view hidden files, on the Tools menu in any folder window, click Folder Options. On the View tab, under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files and folders.

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