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03 Apr 2012  

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
You can create a batch script (call it hide.bat for instance) in the folder and put in the batch file:

attrib +h *.dop
Then just run the batch file when you want to hide the files. If you need step by step instructions for how to create a batch file:
  • Open the folder in question
  • Click on Organize (upper left corner of the window under the back and forward buttons)
  • Folder and search options
  • View tab
  • uncheck hide extensions for know files types
  • click OK
  • Right click in an empty area of the folder (careful not to right click on a file)
  • Click New -> Text Document
  • Delete all the text in the text document name including the .txt part
  • Name the file hide.bat
  • Right click hide.bat and click Edit
  • Type in the command I gave above for attrib +h *.dop
  • Save, and exit.
  • That's it; you can hide extensions to known file types again if you want.
Wow! That's great and yes, I did need step-by-step instructions. Two questions:

1) Do I have to leave the spaces in attrib +h *.dop between attrib and + and h and *?
2) Will it work in all subfolders (I have a LOT of folders in which these pesky files are visible)?

Oh and
3) If I need to see them again, just restart the computer?
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