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      How to hide or unhide a folder in Windows 7

      STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:

      How to hide or unhide a folder in Windows 7?

      AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

      The above symptom may occur under the following operating system:

      Microsoft Windows 7

      SOLUTION:

      1. To hide folder A. Right-click folder A, and click "Properties" à "General". Check "Hidden". Click "Apply" à "OK". See Fig.1

      Fig.1

      2. After the operation, folder A is hidden. See Fig.2

      Fig.2

      3. To show folder A. Click "Organize" à "Folder and search options" à "View". Check "Show hidden files, folders and drives" à "Apply" à "OK". Hidden folder A will appear. See Fig.3 and Fig.4

      Fig.3

      Fig.4

      4. Right-click folder A. Select "Properties". Uncheck "Hidden". Click "OK" à "Apply".

      Fig.5

      5. Folder A is displayed normally.

      Fig.6

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      Document ID:

      IG20091209-025

      Last modified:

      2009-12-09

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