Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden
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)?
3) If I need to see them again, just restart the computer?