How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer?


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    Windows 10
       #1

    How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer?


    Is there a way to assign the "system" flag to a folder in File Explorer (=through GUI)?

    The only way I found so far is a command line command

    attrib +s D:\mysysfld\

    After having assigned this flag the folder is still shown in File Explorer although I enabled "Hide system protected files" in Options of File Explorer.
    In Win7 this works.

    How can I let File Explorer really hide such system folders in Win10?
    This should be achieved through "System" property and NOT with "hidden" flag.
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2
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  3. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #3

    The command to hide is: attrib +s +h

    the command to un-hide is: attrib -s -h
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  4. Posts : 61,562
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    If you are setting attributes often, the context menu added by the tutorial below can help make it easier to do on demand.

    Add Attributes context menu in Windows 10
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