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Ultimate way to hide files in Windows xp using MS- DOS

Question asked by Reya in #Gadgets on Dec 18, 2010
Reya · Dec 18, 2010
Rank A3 - PRO
Usually we hide files by selecting Hidden checkbox from its properties.
But these files can viewed easily by changing settings in folder
Here is an easy method using which you can hide any file or folder
without others finding it out
-> Go to command prompt by typing cmd in run
-> Go to the directory where that file or folder you want to hide is
-> enter the following code:
attrib +h +s file/folder_name

the file is hidden completely.

-> To remove this property jus type
attrib -h -s file/folder_name

When you change the attribute using this method you change the file
into not a simple hidden file but a Super hidden file. This
feature cannot be controlled easily in windows xp. If a file or folder
is a super hidden one it cannot be viewed by selecting Show Hidden
files in folder options.

Then how does one view these super hidden files. By modifying the
Windows Registry!!

It can be turned off by changing registry value for this option

----- you can open the registry and change the value
-> Open registry editor by typing regedit in run
-> Go to

Expand Explorer option, Select Advanced option in it, once you click
advanced a list of registry titles is displayed in left pane. One of
which is ShowSuperHidden
double click on it and set the value to 1 to show the super
hidden files and 0 to hide them.

Note : if such an option is not present jus right click on the left
pane and select new-> DWORD value and name it a ShowSuperHidden
and change its value. Posted in: #Gadgets
HirenBarbhaya · Dec 18, 2010
Rank D1 - MASTER
Good Information Praveena...
4M4N · Dec 19, 2010
Rank C3 - EXPERT
we can also do this without registry editing also, by simply unckecking the chekcbox named "Hide protected operating system files" in folder options under the tab view.
Leo · Dec 20, 2010
Rank B3 - LEADER
That is old information and was already posted in tips and tricks section
Reya · Dec 20, 2010
Rank A3 - PRO
Is it so?sorry i didnt notice that!

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