Hide a File or Folder in Flash Drive

Hide a File or Folder in Your Flash Drive

There are few methods to hide a file or folder in a flash drive. Hide means invisible to viewers. There will no sing after this process. I’m introducing you a best method from them.

Hide a File or Folder in Flash Drive
In this method your file or folder name shouldn’t have spaces. Better to have a name that you will never forget like, XXX or ABC.

How to Hide
  1. Find the full path to your file or folder which you need to hide
    (example for a file: H:\New\car.jpg)
  2. Open command prompt
    Windows 7:
    StartSearch programs and files – Type cmd.exe – Open cmd.exe in the results
    Windows XP:
    StartRun – Type cmd.exe – Hit Enter
  3. To hide a file, type attrib +s +h 'full path' in cmd
    example :
    attrib +s +h H:\New\car.jpg
    Hit Enter
    car.jpg file will hide
  4. To hide a folder, type attrib /s /d +s +h 'full path' in cmd
    example :
    attrib /s /d +s +h H:\New\Lab
    Hit Enter
    Lab folder will hide
How to Open, Method 1
  1. Open the place where your hidden item is located
  2. Type the name on the address bar
  3. Hit Enter
How to Open, Method 2
Set not to hide protected system files

Windows 7:
Organize – Folder and search option – View – Hide protected operating system files
Windows XP:
Tools – Folder option – View – Hide protected operating system files

Remember to reset this settings as much as possible, because it may harmful to your system
Remove Hidden
  1. Open Command Prompt
    (As explain in above under, How to Hide - 2.)
  2. Find the full path to your file or folder which you need to unhide
  3. To unhide a file type “attrib -s -h 'full path'
    example :
    attrib -s -h H:\New\car.jpg
    Hit Enter
  4. To unhide a folder type “attrib /s /d -s -h 'full path'
    example :
    attrib /s /d -s -h H:\New\Lab
    Hit Enter
Try this to your internal hard disk files and folders,
You may able to hide them too.