Today tip is very helpful to hide and secure your personal
data from other users, particularly on home computer. Just imagine if
multiple users are using the same computer at home or in office
environment then there is no any 100% secure method to protect your
personal files. You may be used any third party tools to protect your
folders but it is not recommended by Microsoft to use such kinds of
tools. Using built-in windows (XP, 2003,
Vista) Attrib commands
option, you can change the attributes of a folder (Read only, Hidden and
System attributes) and safe your data.
given steps to edit the folders attributes to secure your data:
this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with
Now create a folder that you want to hide on any computer
drive. (For example, you have created a folder on D drive with the name
on Start button and type CMD in Run box then press Ok button to display
the windows command prompt.
Now type the command "attrib +s +h D:\Data" without quotation
marks and press Enter button to execute it.
This command will hide your "Data" folder from D drive and
now you can verify it.
Any one cannot unhide this folder using windows "Show hidden
files and folders" option also.
When you want to unhide this folder, again open command
prompt and type the command "attrib -s -h D:\Data" and press Enter
button. If you want to hide files then simply move all these files to
this "Data" folder.