Windows 10: Hidden files Solved

  1.    27 May 2017 #1

    Hidden files

    There's a method for hiding files in Windows. Not using the "system" or hidden attribute, but something else, which escape me now. It's a bit cumbersome (for me) to use it but I have. I read where Microsoft uses this method when downloading files (uses or used in the past). The files can be seen but again, it's somewhat cumbersome. Does anyone know about this? Thanks.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       27 May 2017 #2
    Last edited by Brink; 27 May 2017 at 16:28. Reason: updated link
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  3.    27 May 2017 #3

    It's not due to a properties setting. It's something totally different. I just can't recall it. DANG!!!
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  4.    27 May 2017 #4

    In a Command Prompt, enter: attrib +s +h path to file/folder with quotes

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    To undo the action, use -s and -h
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  5.    27 May 2017 #5

    Nope.I finally recalled it:

    Windows Alternate Data Streams

    you can see some info in the CLI with dir /r

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