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Offline s@t@n@s

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trick to hide files or folders without any software
« on: September 10, 2013, 11:34:11 AM »
hello . let me explain to you this trick  :).
the most important thing is that, once hidden with this method, the files/folders cannot be viewed by any search options even if you click "show all hidden files and folders".

hiding the most wanted files and folders is very important nowadays and it's really a tedious job too. in order to make this tedious job an easy one, i'm going to deliver you a the trick now.

for example:

You have a folder named "private" and this folder is stored in (disk drive D). you think that it should not be seen by strangers who use your PC.

for that you need to follow the following instructions :

1. press windowkey+R: Run command dialog box appears.

2. now type "cmd" and hit enter. a command prompt window displays.

3. now type "attrib +s +h D:\private" and hit enter.

4. the folder "private" will be hidden.

(Note: It cannot be viewed by any search options)

(to view this folder again, use the same command but replace '+' with '-' on both flags 's' and 'h')
Now your files and folder are safe from intruders..!!!!!!
HAVE A HAPPY PERSONAL COMPUTING.....


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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 12:39:52 PM »
So this is just changing the file attributes like you've been able to do since DOS?  You mentioned it wouldn't show up in windows searches even if you selected "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" in the folder view options?

Does that mean you'd be able to see it still but just not search for it if you enabled viewing of hidden files and folders?  The reason I ask is because with the exception of the -s switch which I'm assuming is what keeps it out of the searches the -h switch should be the same as right clicking on a folder, selecting properties, and clicking the "hidden" option right?

side note: anyone remember xtree gold?  I remember hiding stuff in the dos days using attrib and +r +a +s +h 
... of course back then I had no idea that one was the archive bit, and one made it read only etc etc



Edit:  That is pretty cool, you can still see it from the command line but not in Windows Explorer, even with the "Show Hidden Files" enabled

EditEdit:  Actually if you use "dir" like you normally would in windows command line mode you don't see it, however since I have cygwin installed and used "ls" it showed up so most installs I guess wouldn't see it at all.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2013, 12:52:08 PM by c0ldg0ld »
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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 12:55:14 PM »
hey colddog  . the file after you run this command will be totally hidden and you will not see it anymore  even if you run show file and folders option!  untill you run the the command to show it up .
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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 12:58:01 PM »
some hackers run a virus scan to show all files and folders in a partition but this way can passby it and the antivirus couldnt recognize the file as if its encrypted for him .
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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 01:45:56 PM »
Yeah, I noticed it didn't just put a . in front of the file like a regular hidden file.  Pretty slick man, thanks.
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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 02:01:59 PM »
dir /ASH should do it

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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 03:17:33 PM »
yep, thanks for the trick!
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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 06:06:57 AM »
dir /ASH should do it

Thanks, I knew there had to be a way.
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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 04:56:37 AM »
awesome trick ,thanks a lot.

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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 11:29:05 AM »
Thanks s@t@n@s,

works a treat, gonna add this nice little trick to my ducky script

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Re: trick to hide files or folders without any software
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 11:46:27 PM »
or just change its name and icon to internet explorer no one would dare to open it lolzz :P