Hide Files and Folders in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to hide files and folders on Windows 8 computers. We have two files here on our desktop. The first one is "VisiHow.txt" and the second one is the folder called "VisiHow". Let's hide both of them.

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Steps

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    Right-click on one of the icons
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    Let's make "VisiHow.txt" disappear in this example. We will right-click on the icon.
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    Click "Properties"
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    Click the white box next to "Hidden"
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    This adds a check mark to the box.
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    Click "OK"
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  5. 5
    Look at our desktop
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    The file is now hidden. Let's do the same thing to the "VisiHow" folder.
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    Right-click on the icon
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    Click "Properties"
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    Click the white box next to "Hidden"
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    Notice that the layout of the options for the folder is a bit different than it was for the text file. "Hidden" is near the bottom, and clicking the box will add a checkmark.
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    Click "OK"
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  10. 10
    Look again at the desktop
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    Both the file and the folder are hidden.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to hide files and folders on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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