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How to Add Hide selected items to Context Menu in Windows 10

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Hidden files, folders, and drives do not show by default in Windows. Windows protected system files (ex: desktop.ini files) are hidden by default.

If you have Windows set to show hidden files, folders, and drives, hidden items will be faded in File Explorer to indicate that they are hidden.

If you have Windows set to don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, hidden items will not be seen in File Explorer.

You can use Hide selected items from the View tab in the ribbon of File Explorer by default. It allows you to quickly toggle to hide or unhide selected files and folders on demand.

You can also manually hide or unhide a file or folder by setting its hidden attribute to what you want.

This tutorial will show you how to add Hide selected items to the context menu of files and folders for all users in Windows 10.

While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

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If you have a folder selected when you right click on one or more selected files and/or folders and click/tap on Hide selected items, you will be prompted like below to select to Apply changes to this folder only or Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, and then click/tap on OK to apply.
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EXAMPLE: "Hide selected items" context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Hide selected items" to Context Menu of Files and Folders

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Hide_selected_items_to_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Hide selected items" from Context Menu of Files and Folders

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Hide_selected_items_from_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn