Add “Hide” and “Unhide” Options in File / Folder Context Menus in Windows

Almost all computer users hide their important and private files/folders regularly to prevent unwanted access. To hide a file/folder, you need to enter its Properties and then select the "Hidden" option.

Wouldn't it be great if you get a "Hide" option in all Files and Folders context menu so that you just need to right-click on a file/folder and select "Hide" option to make it hidden.

Hide_Unhide_File_Context_Menu_Optio.png Hide_Unhide_Folder_Context_Menu_Opt.png

Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to add "Hide" and "Unhide" options in file/folder context menu as shown in the above screenshots.

To add "Hide File" option in file context menu:

Download following ZIP file, extract it and run extracted .REG file. It'll add "Hide File" option in all files context menu:

Download Registry Script

To add "Unhide File" option in file context menu:

Download following ZIP file, extract it and run extracted .REG file. It'll add "Unhide File" option in all files context menu:

Download Registry Script

To add "Hide Folder" option in folder context menu:

Download following ZIP file, extract it and run extracted .REG file. It'll add "Hide Folder" option in all folders context menu:

Download Registry Script

To add "Unhide Folder" option in folder context menu:

Download following ZIP file, extract it and run extracted .REG file. It'll add "Unhide Folder" option in all folders context menu:

Download Registry Script

NOTE: Each ZIP file also contains an Uninstall.reg file which can be used to remove the Hide/Unhide options.





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Posted in: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP


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Comments

  • Great time saver!

  • Nice trick. Thanks! :)

  • thanks, this saves time, but one question: how are you supposed to unhide a file by right-clicking if you can't see it to right click it?
    Thanks,
    Ryan

  • VG

    ^^ First you'll need to enable "Show Hidden Files" option to be able to see Hidden files. After that you can use the "Unhide File" option.

    http://www.askvg.com/showhide-hidden-files-folders-on-the-fly-in-windows-xp-vista-7/

  • Welldone, thanks.

  • gre888 danks vg

  • Am i allowed to post a program, that all you need to do is press Windows Key + H to show/hide hidden files? Its a small portable program that you just need to add to your startup folder.

  • Wow, i've been a reader of your website for a long time and have never been dissapointed.
    This is extremely useful! No longer do I have to go through all the mess I had to before.

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  • wow another great tip! thanks vg for this one! it is complementary with your h.reg and u.reg tips!

  • This website is awesome. Thanks to Vishal

  • It seems I cannot hide folders, only files in W7 Home Premium x64 Swedish.

  • can you also add a "Show hidden files/Hide unhidden files" to the context menu?

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