If you want to hide files and folders for added privacy purposes, you can do it by setting two separate options.
1.Use Hidden Folders
Hiding files in Windows is pretty easy:
- Select the files or folders you want to hide
- Right-click and choose Properties
- Click the General tab
- Click the checkbox next to Hidden in the Attributes section
- 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.
2.Use Apps to Hide Files from Search and History
Again, these apps don’t really protect your data, but they do make it so nobody casually comes across files you don’t want them to.
Hide Folders with My Lockbox for Windows.
My Lockbox tucks your personal files inside the app and requires a password to unlock them. Nothing inside My Lockbox will show up in search, so you don’t need to worry about anyone coming across your files. There’s no encryption here, so while it’s not super secure, it is fast and easy to use.