Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Will » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 00:30:32


Most hidden folders are very useful and I want to see them but there are a few that are part of the core program and shouldn't be
touched. I was wondering if there is any way I can change their appearance (to hide them would be ideal) so I can ignore them more
easily when I'm organizing in Windows Explorer? I can change the icon appearance which is a partial solution.
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by JoeSpareBe » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 00:54:40


"Core program" - which program or programs are you referring to? The
operating system? Others?

 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Will » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 01:22:46

>> Most hidden folders are very useful and I want to see them but there are a few that are part of the core program and shouldn't be

Must be the operating system. Other files, especially in Documents and Settings can be temp folders, preferences, mailboxes, etc.
I wish they weren't hidden. But for the OS hidden files, of course I want to make sure I never touch those by accident.
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by JoeSpareBe » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 01:35:09


That's easy:

1) You said "when I'm organizing". There's no need for you to be organizing
anything in C:\WINDOWS or its subfolders unless you're trying to track down
or fix extremely rare problems. In that case, you'd take your hands away
from the keyboard & mouse until you'd given lots of thought into what was
the right thing to do.


2) Collapse the C:\WINDOWS folder and leave it alone. You know what that
means, right?
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Animeni » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 02:10:24


Well you could make the folders hidden.
Just right-click the folder and chose properties and tick "hidden".

If you have your folder view option set to not display hidden it won't
be displayed.
If you do have the folder view option set to display hidden files and
folders the folder will be displayed slightly transparent.

/ Ani
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by DL » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 02:11:08

Theres very little need to 'organise' in explorer, ceratinly not for temp
files or data files
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Bill Sharp » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 02:25:22


Joe's advice is good, especially if you are the only one using this
computer.
I've been showing hidden files in my folders ever since MS decided you
could hide them. Except for deleting temporary files occasionally in the
Windows/temp folder I stay away from C:\Windows.

Bill
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Will » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 04:51:30

>>>> Most hidden folders are very useful and I want to see them but there are

I'm not touching anything in C:\WINDOWS
Its mostly (at least for now) in Documents and Settings.
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Will » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 04:52:24

What I meant was I just want to be able to know where and what things are doing there.
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Will » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 02:31:05

> Well you could make the folders hidden.

Yeah....kind of knew all that.
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by BillW5 » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 02:51:48


Will typed on Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:31:05 -0500:

Control Panel
Folder Options
View (tab)
Check "Hide protected operating system files"

This will hide those OS files that you don't want to see and
accidentally do something bad to them.

--
Bill
Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) - Windows XP SP2
 
 
 

Hidden folders questions - can I hide a hidden folder?

Post by Will » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:11:19

>>> Well you could make the folders hidden.

Yeah - I think we all know about that too. Oh well I guess the icon appearance change is the best that can be done. And its a
pretty good solution.