Sometimes, you need to keep files on your computer that you just don't want other people to see. Whether it's a gift list or something else, hiding files is easy. Here's how to do it.

Level 1: Use Hidden Folders
If you just need to tuck some files away from prying eyes then using your computer's built-in hidden folders is an easy way to do it. This won't really hide files from someone who knows what they're doing, but it will make them invisible so people don't stumble across them. Think of it as the digital equivalent of hiding things under your mattress

Hiding files in Windows is pretty easy:

Select the files or folders you want to hide

Ø Right-click and choose Properties

Ø Click the General tab

Ø Click the checkbox next to Hidden in the Attributes section
Ø Click Apply

Now the files you chose are hidden away and people won't see them when they're looking through your folders. When you need to find those files again, just turn Hidden Items on.

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