File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu

    File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu

    File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu

    How to Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to File and Folder Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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    How to Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to File and Folder Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

       Information
    This will add Hidden File Attributes and Hidden Folder Attributes to the context menu of files and folders for all users to be able to hide or unhide one or more selected file(s), folder(s), and/or folder(s) contents in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this from the context menu. All users will be able to use the context menu though.

       Note
    This context menu will only set the attribute of only the selected file(s) and/or folder(s) to either be hidden or unhidden, or only the "subfolders and files" of the selected folder(s) to be hidden or unhidden.

    It will not change a system attribute of a file or folder that may have it set to them. For example, hidden protected operating system files.

    OPTIONS:
    Hide/unhide Only Selected Folder(s) and/or File(s) without including the subfolders and files in any selected folder(s).

    AND

    Hide/unhide Only Subfolder(s) and File(s) in the Selected Folder(s) without hiding/unhiding the selected folder(s).


    EXAMPLE: What is Added to Context Menu of Files and Folders
    File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu-files.jpg File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu-folders.jpg

    Here's How:
    1. To Add "Hide or Unhide a File or Folder" to Context Menu
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Add_Hide-Unhide_File-and-Folder.reg
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Remove "Hide or Unhide a File or Folder" from Context Menu
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Hide-Unhide_File-and-Folder.reg
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. If prompted, click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 960
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
       #1

    Wow, your an extremely clever computer user :)

    Thank you.

    It seems a bit confusing, will have to get used to it.

    Please can you tell me the difference between:

    Only Select Folder(s) and/or File(s) + Only Subfolder(s) and File(s) in Select Folder(s)
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  2. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    You're welcome Infinite. :)

    Hide/unhide Only Selected Folder(s) and/or File(s) without including the subfolders and files in a folder.

    OR

    Hide/unhide Only Subfolder(s) and File(s) in Selected Folder(s) without hiding/unhiding the selected folder.
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Dec 2011 at 05:48. Reason: addition
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  3. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    Another nice tutorial!
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  4. Posts : 960
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
       #4

    Brink said:
    You're welcome Infinite.

    Hide/unhide Only Selected Folder(s) and/or File(s) without including the subfolders and files in a folder.

    OR

    Hide/unhide Only Subfolder(s) and File(s) in Selected Folder(s) without hiding/unhiding the selected folder.
    So if I wanted to Hide or Unhide everything including the file, will I need to do both?
    Last edited by Infinite; 27 Dec 2011 at 19:44.
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  5. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you Lee. :)
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  6. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Infinite said:
    Brink said:
    Hide/unhide Only Selected Folder(s) and/or File(s) without including the subfolders and files in a folder.

    OR

    Hide/unhide Only Subfolder(s) and File(s) in Selected Folder(s) without hiding the selected folder.
    So if I wanted to Hide or Unhide everything including the file, will I need to do both?

    Yes, for folder. :)

    I couldn't get it worked out so far to automatically hide a selected folder and it's contents with one click. Only with using both instead for now.
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Dec 2011 at 05:09. Reason: update
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  7. Posts : 1,001
    XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
       #7

    Thank you Shawn :)

    I have not applied your handy trick ... yet.
    BUT if a folder/file is already hidden how can the folder/file be unhidden if it is already hidden ?
    I suppose folder-options would have to be set to show-all to use the unhide context-menu item.

    Is it possible to only view Hide and Unhide on Shift+RClick context-menu instead of the RClick context menu?
    Shift+RClick lists 23 items
    RClick lists 20 items

    Would this tweak be easier/possible through a third party context menu manager ?
    I am not adverse to tweaking the registry manually.

    Thank you :)
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  8. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    LOL, yeah you would have to have hidden files showing to be able to unhide it. I like using this to make it easy to toggle hide/show hidden files as needed.

    Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
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