Open Windows Explorer (open any folder) and go to > Tools > Folder options… Within Folder Options switch to the > View tab. Under > Files and Folders find the option > Hidden files and folders and select > Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives. Click > OK and proceed to hiding a folder. hide folders windows 7 To hide a folder do the following: Right-click the folder you want to hide and select > Properties. In the > General tab check the option > Hidden. Go to > Advanced change archive and index attributes. Click > OK to save your changes.