How to create a hidden, nearly undeletable folder in Windows 10

It is possible to hide sensitive folders and files from prying eyes in File Explorer using a few attribute settings. We show you how to hide folders and prevent their accidental deletion.

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Despite all the progress Microsoft has made on modernizing Windows 10, its flagship operating system still contains legacy elements from the original PC OS. By applying a few tricks and taking advantage of a few remnant quirks, you may manipulate Windows 10 in strange and mysterious ways you might not have known were possible.

For example, using a specific combination of commands, you can hide a Windows 10 folder from File Explorer and render that folder, and all the files it contains, nearly undeletable. That combination, along with an encryption protocol, could be all you need to hide and…

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