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

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
       #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
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Have checked and it should be hidden but isn't...
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,205
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
       #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"
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  5. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    All I got was this?

    I cannot hide the $RECYCLE.BIn and System volume information folders..-untitled.png
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
       #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. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Just had this?
    I cannot hide the $RECYCLE.BIn and System volume information folders..-untitled.png
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,205
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
       #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
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  9. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       #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. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Still nothing working
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