How To Hide Folder In Windows 11?
Are you worried about your private, personal and important folders in your laptop as people snoop around you? If yes, and you want to hide a folder with a password in windows 11 then you are in the right place. This article is all for those people who want to hide folders in windows 11 for security and privacy reasons.
This article will enlist the top test methods to make a hidden folder with passwords in both windows 10 and 11. Some of the methods are listed below -:
You can hide certain files and folders with the help of windows settings, To do this follow these simple and easy steps -:
Step 1- Press shortcut keys windows+I to open settings.
Step 2- Go to the privacy and security option, and select the searching windows option under it.
Step 3- Select the option of "Exclude folders from the enhanced search" under the searching windows option.
Step 4- Click on the Add an excluded folder option that will hide your chosen folder.
Step 5- After selecting Add an excluded folder, select the file and folder which you want to hide by clicking on the select folder option.
Step 6- Now close the windows settings, from now on excluded files or folders don't appear in the search result.
Step 1: Press shortcut keys windows+I to open settings.
Step 2: Go to the privacy and security option, and select the searching windows option under it.
Step 3: Select the option of "Exclude folders from the enhanced search" under the searching windows option.
Step 4: There you will find the option to Remove by clicking the three dots icon just next to the previously selected file.
Step 5: Click on the remove option, and your selected file will appear in the search results.
If you want to hide specific types of files (for example all MP4 files) from appearing in the search results, then modifying the indexing options is the best way. Follow these steps to take help modify indexing options in hiding specific files-:
Step 1- Go to the taskbar and search for Indexing options.
Step 2- Click on indexing options to open.
Step 3- Click on the advanced button option under it.
Step 4- Under the advanced option, you will find the option of file type.
Step 5- Click on the option of file types, and select or choose the file type that you want to hide.
Step 6- Untick the boxes of the files that are associated file type that you want to hide and then click Ok.
Step 7- This is how you can easily hide specific file types with the use of modifying indexing options.
If you want to know how to hide folders with file explorer in windows 11 then follow these simple steps listed below -:
Step 1- Open file explorer, and locate the files and folders that you want to hide.
Step 2- Open the context menu and click on the properties option after selecting the located folders and files.
Step 3- Under the properties tab, click on the general tab.
Step 4 - Under the General tab, in the Attributes section tick or checkmark the box with the hidden option.
Step 5 - Click on the apply button and then click ok.
Step 6 - Click on Apply changes to this folder, subfolders, and files, and click OK again in the next confirmation notification or prompt.
File Explorer allows you to hide both individual or separate files and entire folders and you can also access them in all windows versions.
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This article concludes with the methods through which you can hide and unhide files and folders in windows 10 and 11.