How to hide files and folders

How to hide or unhide folders using the attrib command in a command prompt window. The attrib command is very helpful for hiding a folder completely, in other words by using attrib command our folder is hidden and isn’t visible when we select to show all files and folders. This command provides security benefits for our software programs and important documents from other users.


  1. Open the command prompt.

To open the command shell 1, press Window+r and type “cmd” then press Enter

2. For hide files and folders just type this command:

attrib +s +h “filename”   shown in below image


3. For unhide files and folders just type this command:

attrib -s -h “filename”  shown in below image



What is attrib?

The attrib command is a Windows command prompt command. The main purpose of this command is to remove and set file attributes (hidden, read-only, system and archive). The attributes provide security to software programs. It displays, sets or removes the read-only, hidden and archive file attributes assigned for a file or directory.


If you are a movie maniac and love watching movies at home by downloading them you would read terms like Bluray , CAM, Webrip, BRRip, BDRip, DvdRip, HDTV, Web-DL etc in their daily lives, you should be knowing that all these are different types of pirated movie release formats.

BRRip – Its a DVD format for the storage of HD and UHD video and data, designed to supersede the DVD format, called BD (BlueRay disk)

BDRip – term used for same format encoded directly from the BluRay disk, not equivalent to BD but better than DVD in 720p/1080p formats

CAMRip – Its a movie recorded in theater; also called theater rip usually done with a digital video camera

DVDRip – Copy of movie ripped from DVD having similar or lesser resolution HDRip – ripped from HD movie HDTV – movie recorded from content aired on HD television WebRip – Content ripped from a non-DRM streaming service, such as Hulu, Crunchyroll or WWE Network. Similar quality as WEB-DL

WEB–DL – This is a movie or TV show downloaded via an on-line distribution website (web download), such as iTunes. The quality is quite good since they are not re-encoded. An advantage with these releases is that they mostly have no network logos on screen, just like BD/DVDRips.

Asian Silvers / PDVD – Silvers are very cheap and easily available in a lot of countries, and its easy to put out a release. PDVDs are the same thing pressed onto a DVD.