1.    12 Jan 2016 #1
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free

    How to make super hidden folder?


    How to make super hidden folder?(and super hidden contents,too)
    I hope its unsearchable.
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  2.    12 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello yujinloh,

    You can use the attrib command to assign both the +S (system) and +H (hidden) attributes to them for this.

    See: Attrib

    See also step 7 in OPTION TWO here: File and Folder - Hide or Unhide - Windows 7 Help Forums

    For example:

    attrib +s +h "Full Path of Folder\*" /S /D
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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #3
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    ...which can be defeated by a USB or DVD boot?
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  4.    12 Jan 2016 #4
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    Windows 7

    The so called super hidden folders aren't very secure. They were never meant to be.To see the contents all you need to do is make a simple change in Windows Explorer folder settings, explained in the link provided by Brink.

    To achieve any kind of real security you need to use NTFS encryption, if supported by your edition of Windows 10, This will prevent access to the files by any but your account but the files will still be visible. To actually hide the files you need third party utilities which I have never used.
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  5.    12 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    That's not enough?

    Why not create a folder without a name or icon too!

    How to create a folder without any icon or name in Windows 10

    Basically, use a transparent icon from one of the shell icon .dll resources in Windows\system32 as the folder custom icon, and rename the folder with a non-printing character. You can even nest such invisible folders to form an invisible path. They may be found by highlighting the list and then selecting the required entry.

    Of course you can have invisible files within these, but to use these files, you may need to rename them in many cases to use them.
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  6.    12 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    The so called super hidden folders aren't very secure. They were never meant to be.To see the contents all you need to do is make a simple change in Windows Explorer folder settings, explained in the link provided by Brink.

    To achieve any kind of real security you need to use NTFS encryption, if supported by your edition of Windows 10, This will prevent access to the files by any but your account but the files will still be visible. To actually hide the files you need third party utilities which I have never used.
    I've been watching M. @LMiller7 for years and this is the first time I have to disagree with him or her.

    There are just too many ways to encrypt things.

    For example my bank account number is CHAS US 33 xxx xxxxxxxx xxxx

    So it is Chase Manhatten Bank, in the US, 33 for New York, (that will do).

    So what? Even if you know that it would not help (unless you wanted to send me money)

    So encrypt your drive with bitlocker (surely), make a decent password to unlock it, don't write down your password on the back of your keyboard, and if you want to discuss recipes from the anarchists cookbook use tails and rather than just post "any ideas where to bomb on Thursday" on twitter decide before hand.

    It isn't terribly complicated is it?

    And anyway, best way to encrypt some local folder (or vhdx) is to use 7-Zip (as it is open source).
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