To specify a file or folder you would like to hide, you can use the full path to it or/and "wild-card" mask.
There are several tricks while hiding a folder and its content you must be aware of. Make sure to place ending "*" character if you want to hide the folder with content. To see the example, please visit FAQ page.
Hiding system-critical folders (C:\windows, C:\windows\system32, *.exe, *.com etc) may result in the system crash or make the system unbootable. Please, make sure not to hide system-critical folders/files.
List of wild-cards and special characters and examples of their usage:
The match-one character matches any single character except the directory separator; it does not match the end of the string. Use it in the file name only; do not use it in a drive or directory name.
The match-all character matches zero or more characters. Use it in the drive name, file name or directory name. For example:
Note, that a drive name consists of a letter and a colon, so they should be replaced together. For example: C:\1.txt –> *\1.txt
The directory separator character limits the scope of the search for the matching n characters and directories. If a pattern does not begin with a directory separator (or does not follow the drive specification), a match-all character is appended. For example, these patterns are equivalent:
The drive separator character separates a file specification. The characters before the colon identify a drive name. The characters after the colon identify either a directory name or a file name. For example: