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Windows 7: Hide "favorites" folder?

31 Dec 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello CosmicPoptart,

You could hide the folder by using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to set it's attribute to be hidden. This doesn't delete the folder, but only makes it hidden (invisible) until you either set to show hidden files, or unhide the folder.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
this did not work for me. maybe favorites has special attributes making it unable to be hidden? i could check the box, and my settings are to not show hidden folders.

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31 Dec 2012   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello iron7,

Yeah, that would only hide your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder at that location.
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01 Jan 2013   #13

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My mistake, this wound up working just fine as I needed it. It just took some time for the hide to be implemented (it was not immediate or implemented by closing and re-opening explorer).
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01 Jan 2013   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

No problem. I'm just happy to hear that it worked for what you wanted.
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