Wanna hide and protect your personal files and folders from others? As you might know, lots of third party software are available nowadays for protecting your data, but most of them are too expensiveHere is a simple but a very helpful trick,which assures total security to your personal files,that also free of cost.You can do this by using a window built-in function named Attrib.You can edit mainly three attributes of a file, they are;

1) Read only
2) Hidden Attribute
3) System Attribute
Follow these simple steps listed below to edit your file’s attributes to hide and protect your data. Please note that,  to do this operation you have to log in as administrator.
1. Select the folder that you want to hide from your computer drive. (For example, you have selected a folder, named ‘MyFolder’ from E drive of your computer.2. Open Command Prompt. For this click on Start button and type CMD in the Run box and press ENTER or OK.

3. Then type the attrib command “attrib +s +h E:MyFolder” (without quotation marks) and press Enter button to activate it.

This will hide your “MyFolder” folder from E drive. No one can unhide this folder using “Show hidden files and folders” option also.

To unhide this folder later  enter “attrib -s -h E:MyFolder” (Without quotation marks) in your Command Prompt and press ENTER button. Then check your E drive. Now you can see this folder in your E drive.

Protect Folders Without Software
Example For Using Attrib Command


So if you hide any folder using this method, then no one can unveil this without knowing the folder name and its path!!How is it?  Did you like this post?  Then please share this to you friends too.