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Windows 7: hide certain file types

23 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
hide certain file types

there was a post i found that had almost what i needed.

Hide all of a certain file type in a folder tree

i need to hide certain files types in a folder and a set of subfolders, though there is files in there i want to view

attrib +h *.nfo /s

however there are jpg files in there i want to hide though i dont want them to be hid system wide.

is there a way i can hide certain file types in a folder 'only'

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Just highlight all the files you want to hide, right click (with the cursor on one of the selected files), click properties, then check the box "Hidden".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i have been doing that but there a few subfolders... and doing it to each and everyone of them is a bit time consuming
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

What's wrong with the command you have already:

attrib +h *.nfo /s
The switch "/s" applies the command to all subfolders
just leave it out and only the folder you're in is affected.

Here is the complete list of options:

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [[drive:] [path] filename] [/S [/D]]

+ Sets an attribute.
- Clears an attribute.
R Read-only file attribute.
Archive file attribute.
S System file attribute.
Hidden file attribute.
/S Processes files in all directories in the specified path.
/D Process folders as well.

If you want the command only to be applied to certain subfolders...just move all subfolders that shouldn't be touched to a different location (i.e the desktop), run the command and move them back.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

I use a software for hiding files and folders,have you considered that option
this one is free
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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