Windows 10: I cannot hide the $RECYCLE.BIn and System volume information folders..

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  1.    03 Aug 2016 #1

    I cannot hide the $RECYCLE.BIn and System volume information folders..


    I cannot hide the $RECYCLE.BIn and System volume information folders..
    I have tried changing the settings using the view tab, deleting with ownership settings and used malwarebytes to scan for any viruses but haven't found anything.
    I don't think they're anything malicious but don't want to see them on each of my four hard drives...
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  2. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello xero, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have selected (dot) Don't show hidden files, folders, and drives in Folder Options to see if that may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    03 Aug 2016 #3

    Have checked and it should be hidden but isn't...
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  4. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2016 #4

    Run the commands below in an elevated command prompt, and post back the results to see what attributes it shows for the folders.

    attrib "C:\$Recycle.Bin"

    attrib "C:\System Volume Information"
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    03 Aug 2016 #5

    All I got was this?

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  6. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2016 #6

    Ok. I see the problem. The hidden attribute has been cleared from these folders. You can use the commands below in an elevated command prompt to set the hidden attribute back to them.

    attrib +H "C:\$Recycle.Bin" /S /D

    attrib +H "C:\System Volume Information" /S /D
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  7.    03 Aug 2016 #7

    Just had this?
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  8. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2016 #8

    Are they hidden now after checking the Hide protected operating system files box in Folder Options?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...html#option1s6
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 1,582
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       03 Aug 2016 #9

    Tip - If "Developer Mode" is selected under Settings, Updates and Security, For Developers - then the System & hidden files, file extensions etc., will be visible in Explorer.
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  10.    03 Aug 2016 #10

    Still nothing working
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