This trick is not similar to hiding files from folder options area which is not that secured compared to this.
Only you can make it visible if you know the file name or folder name.
It is useful when you want to see some system folders and files because these type of operations can't be possible by general method.
And if your PC is virus infected,in that case this command will help you to find and that delete virus containing file and often we see sometimes we stored some data in PEN DRIVE but when we open explore PD the data is not visible and we think that maybe file is deleted and but when check space in PD,some space is covered because the file or folder is hidden due to virus or may be due to other reason.
so Just try it out.Only a two step process.
- Press windowkey+R: Run command dialog box appears. or go to start and click run.
- Now type "cmd" and hit enter. A command prompt window displays.
Now type attrib +s +h E:\myfolder and hit enter.
- The folder "myfolder" will be hidden which cannot be viewed by any search options.
- To view this folder again, use the same command but replace '+' with '-' on both flags 's' and 'h'