In Windows/Here you have two methods.
- "hidden" attibute Right click on the file or folder. Go to "Properties". In the "General" tab, you can tick mark the "Hidden" in the "Attributes". And the folder or file will be hidden from the users. Also Go to My computer-> Tools(In windows 7, press ALT)->Folder Options. There change the option to "Do not show hidden files".
- Command line This method is better than above. Take command line prompt in windows in administrator mode. then locate your folder , say i want to hide the D:\Pictures\family folder. for that type following command and press ENTER.
attrib +s +h D:\Pictures\familyIf you want to make it visible again , type the following
attrib -s -h D:\Pictures\family