How to make an invisible folder visible and vice versa
Do you work in Windows XP or, perhaps, youdo you prefer the 2007 version? However, many people are interested in the question of how to make an invisible folder in their working profile. To learn more about this, let's first look at the concept of a working profile, what it is all about.
User profile - termmulti-user systems. For Windows, it was introduced, starting with the XP version (system for professionals) and Home Edition (home edition). Both operating systems have already operated with the concept of "user" and, accordingly, the simplest functions of privacy. Therefore, developers have put in these environments the ability to create an invisible folder.
As for the profile, it's just a series ofsettings, such as desktop design, visual design of programs, sound schemes, security settings and usage rights. All this is stored in the system for the so-called user account in the common system-software database - the Windows registry. Each user registered in the system under any account has such a profile.
WindowsXP. Make an invisible folder just
For this, the desktop usually shows an icon"My computer". Open it by double clicking the left mouse button. We will see a dialog box with four tabs: General, View, File Types, Offline Files. Of these, we need a second tab, which is responsible for the kind of data displayed. In it, scroll the "Additional parameters" field. And we focus on the item "Hidden files and folders". How to make an invisible folder is shown below.
If we put the visible switch in position"Do not display hidden files and folders", then all created folders and files with the hide attribute will not be shown to the current Windows user. This means that you can actually make an invisible folder to preserve the privacy of its contents.
To hide the folder, you need to perform a few simple steps:
- On the displayed folder, right click with the mouse or touchpad.
- In the submenu that appears, select the last item "Properties".
- And to set the checkbox for hiding against the attribute "Hidden", the same applies to a separate file.
If everything is done correctly, then you have learned how tomake an invisible folder. In the My Computer program, the folder you hid should not be visible. To display it again, it's enough to change the direction of the switch to "Show hidden files and folders" on the "view" tab. Do not confuse this item with a similar one, called "Hide protected system files".
In some cases, the following happens. Setting the switch to "Show hidden files, folders" may not work. And he will return to his original position. Everything here depends on the software used and the version of the Windows system.
How to make an invisible folder in Windows 7
In addition to the XP version, most computers are increasinglygo to Windows 7. Naturally, its functionality also allows you to hide objects - make them invisible. So let's consider how to implement this with the tools of this OS.
To hide the folder object, you need:
- Move the cursor of the touchpad or mouse to the folder you want to hide.
- Right-click on the "Properties" item and switch to the "General" tab.
- In the "Attributes" field, select the "Hidden" check box.
And now we'll look at how to show the hidden folder:
- Open the Control Panel shortcut.
- Select the "Appearance and Personalization" sub-item, then "Folder Options".
- Go to the "View" tab and set the switch to "Show hidden folders and disks". Save changes by clicking the "Apply" button, you can "OK".
So, we figured out how to make an invisible folder using Windows Explorer. We also learned how to show hidden objects by the same means.