Hide Files and Folders on Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Rushell, Eng, Anonymous

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    For the sake of our tutorial, I'll be making a new folder on the desktop.
    To do this, right-click anywhere on the desktop, and then go down to New and choose Folder. A new folder will be created. It doesn't matter what you name it.
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    As you can see, the folder is not hidden.
    Right-click on the folder, and then click properties.
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    Once the folder properties window is open, you can click on the checkbox next to Hidden.
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    When you click OK, you will see that the folder has vanished.
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    If you have any other folders within that folder, you will be asked if you want to apply the same thing to the subfolders or not.
    If you apply the hidden trait to any subfolders, when you open the main folder, all of the subfolders inside will also be hidden. If you want to make that folder or file visible again or just reverse the process, you can watch my other tutorial on how to show hidden files and folders. This concludes our tutorial on how to hide files and folders on the Windows 7 operating system. Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Rushell, Lukward Thomason

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