Hidden Windows XP and Vista Folders "How to hide files and folders"

Many locked, private or hidden folders in Windows XP can simply be browsed or ‘unlocked’ and ‘unhidden’ by the same switches in Windows Explorer you’d used to enable the same features.

But what if I make it "invisible’ or "transparent" then even if found it looks just like the background!

Try this trick on most any OS. Note this is not foolproof but along with locked, hidden and passworded/encrypted folders is very helpful and very safe from command line browsing as the directory/folder names are not "typeable" with any US keyboards…

Vista works similarly but seems to leave behind a "ghost" image?…hum…?


Overview – OS versions & Variations

Variations I’v…

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