Create Ultra Hidden And Unsearchable Folders in Windows

This is the simplest method to create ultra hidden and unsearchable folders under windows. Here’s the procedure-

1. Open command prompt.

2. Go to the path where the folder is located. Then use the command,

attrib +s +h folderName

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This command will turn the folder into hidden, system folder. Since the system folders are invisible and unsearchable, you folder is ultra hidden now.

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3. To see the folder again, open command prompt and go to the place where the hidden folder is located, then use the following command,

attrib -s -h folderName

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This will remove the hidden and the system attributes from the folder and the folder will be visible again,

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That’s it.

Note 1 - If the folder that you want to hide, contains a space in it, then you’ll get error while changing its attributes. To get rid of this error, enclose the folder name in quotes,

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Note 2 - This trick works because, by default, the option, Hide Protected Operating System Files is checked. If your folder is still visible after its attributes are changed, then make sure that this option is checked. To see this option, open any folder, then go to Tools -> Folder Options, and select the view tab.

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Note that anybody can make the system files, and hence your hidden folder, visible, by changing the above view setting. But since nobody knows where the folder is actually located, it would be almost impossible to view it. You can add one more layer of protection in this Security through obscurity, by naming the folder to something which looks like windows folder, like cache, system32 etc.

Comments

  1. Anil:

    Nice post Dude everyone ignore this trick but it is useful to hide our file to naughty technical kids :)

  2. Technology Blog:

    Perfect, I was watching for this in WindowsXP.
    Thanks!

  3. Mayur Somani:

    @Anil and @Technology Blog

    Welcome to HackTrix :)

  4. sijo:

    it’s good & working


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  5. Mayur Somani:

    @sijo

    Thanks for feedback :)

  6. Mayank:

    Its cool dear.realy working

  7. Mayur Somani:

    @Mayank

    Yes it does works :)
    Welcome to HackTrix.

  8. vip3r:

    good post very informative

  9. Bhoopathy:

    thanks, it’s works

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