Windows 10: How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer?

Discus and support How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is there a way to assign the "system" flag to a folder in File Explorer (=through GUI)? The only way I found so far is a command line command attrib +s... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tobwen, May 4, 2021.

  1. tobwen Win User

    How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer?


    Is there a way to assign the "system" flag to a folder in File Explorer (=through GUI)? The only way I found so far is a command line command attrib +s D:\mysysfld\ After having assigned this flag the folder is still shown in File Explorer although I enabled "Hide system protected files" in Options of File Explorer. In Win7 this works. How can I let File Explorer really hide such system folders in Win10? This should be achieved through "System" property and NOT with "hidden" flag.

    :)
     
    tobwen, May 4, 2021
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  2. tobwen Win User

    How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer?

    Is there a way to assign the "system" flag to a folder in File Explorer (=through GUI)?

    The only way I found so far is a command line command

    attrib +s D:\mysysfld\

    After having assigned this flag the folder is still shown in File Explorer although I enabled "Hide system protected files" in Options of File Explorer.
    In Win7 this works.

    How can I let File Explorer really hide such system folders in Win10?
    This should be achieved through "System" property and NOT with "hidden" flag.
     
    tobwen, May 5, 2021
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  3. dalchina Win User
    dalchina, May 5, 2021
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  4. YoKid Win User

    How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer?

    Locking/Hiding Folders.

    Hi,
    I'm just looking for another program that would let me hide/lock some of the folders on my computer. Of course, easy to use and doesnt effect my computer in anyway.

    I am using "Folder Lock" at the moment, but it is causing some trouble with blue screens popping up randomly (the windrvNT.Sys). I did a little research and was told that I either need to uninstall Folder Lock or rename the windrvNT.sys file, but it's such a pain; so thats why I'm here looking for a better program to lock/hide my folders/files.

    *Note: I'm looking for a "program", not a trick *Eek! How to assign "system" flag to a folder? Hide folder in File Explorer? :eek: .
    Thanks in Advance~

    YoKid-
     
    YoKid, May 5, 2021
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