How to Hide or Unhide Games in the Windows 7 Games Explorer Folder
This will show you how to hide specific games from being displayed in the Windows 7 Games explorer folder, or to unhide all hidden games to have them displayed again.
The Games folder is central repository for games on your computer that also offers game updates, statistics, news feeds, WEI requirements, and more. For more information about the Games Explorer folder, see: Explore the features: Games Explorer
You will need to have the default game checked in Windows Features before it will be displayed in the Games folder. By default they are checked. This does not apply to installed 3rd party games.
EXAMPLE: Games explorer folder
1. Open the Games folder. NOTE:You can do this by clicking on the Games button on the dark right side of the Start Menu, typing shell:games in the Start Menu search box and pressing enter, or navigating to the hidden C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games folder.
2. To Hide a Game -
A) Right click on a game (ex: FreeCell) and click on Hide This Game. (See screenshot below)
B) The game will now no longer be displayed in the Game Folder. (See screenshot below)
C) Repeat this step for any other game you want to hide. When done, go to step 4.
3. To Unhide All Hidden Games - NOTE: Sorry, but there is not an option to unhide just a specific game. You will have to rehide the ones that you still want hidden afterwards.
A) Click on the Options toolbar button, and click on the Unhide All Items button and on OK. (See screenshot below)
B) All hidden games (ex: FreeCell) will now be displayed in the Games folder again. (See screenshot below)