To hide a file in Windows, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the folder containing the file you want to hide.
Step 2: Right-click on the file.
Step 3: Select Properties from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Check the box next to Hidden in the Attributes section.
Step 5: Click OK to save the changes.
Step 6: The file will now be hidden. To view the hidden file, you can use the search feature by typing in the name of the file or using the “Show hidden files and folders” option in the View tab.
If you want to hide multiple files in the same folder, simply select all of them and repeat steps 2 through 5.
It is important to note that when viewing the folder, the hidden files will not be visible. However, they still exist and can be accessed by anyone with access to the computer. To ensure the files cannot be viewed, you should password protect the folder they are housed in.
To do this, right-click on the folder and select Properties. Then, check the box labeled “Encrypt contents to secure data” at the bottom. This will protect the contents of the folder and any files inside it from being viewed.
If you want to add an extra layer of security, you can also create a hidden folder within the folder containing the hidden files. To do this, open the folder with the files you want to hide, and create a new folder. Right-click on the folder, select Properties, then check the boxes for both Hidden and Encrypt Contents to Secure Data. Any files placed inside this folder will be invisible to anyone who does not have the password to access it.
Hiding files in Windows is easy and can help protect sensitive information from prying eyes. It is important to remember, however, that these files are still accessible to anyone with access to the computer. Therefore, it is essential to password protect the folder containing the hidden files to ensure they remain safe and secure.