2 Ways to Show and Hide Folders Through the Command Prompt

2 Ways to Show and Hide Folders Through the Command Prompt

Geekers - Each of us certainly has important confidential data on a private computer. That is, do not want others to see it. One solution that you can do is to hide the folder or file. You can use certain software or the conventional way, namely through file settings and making the file/folder hidden.


Making the file or folder hidden is a weakness. The files or folders that you hide cannot be seen by other people who use your computer, but these folders or files can still be read if the user searches for files or sets folder options to display files or folders that have hidden options.



Then, Is there a better way to hide files or folders? Of course there is! An easy way to hide files or folders without using additional software is to just use the Command prompt. Files or folders will be completely hidden and cannot be accessed by other people even through searching. Come on, see the following explanation.


How to Show and Hide Folders Through Command Prompt


Here's how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd).


1. How to Hide Folders Through the Command Prompt


1. Open a search engine and type Command Prompt in the field.



how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd) how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd)


2. Copy the url of the folder that you want to hide.


copy urls copy urls


3. After cmd is open, type the command below.


attrib +s +h C:\Users\ASUS\Documents\project4


1-hide 1-hide


4. You can see for yourself that the folder was completely hidden. Look at the picture below.



how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd) how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd)


2. How to Show Folders Through the Command Prompt


1. Reopen command prompt (cmd) on your computer.


cmd cmd


2. After cmd opens, type the command below, then enter.


attrib -s -h C:\Users\ASUS\Documents\project4


1-back 1-back


3. You can see for yourself that the hidden folder has reappeared. Look at the picture below.


how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd) how to show and hide folders via command prompt (cmd)


How, very easy right? That's how to hide and show hidden folders or files. Now you can try it to hide some secret folders.


And you need to know, you have to remember well the folder that you have hidden in order to return it back. If you forget, you must be prepared to lose the file or folder. Thank you and hope it is useful!



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