Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
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In general, hidden refers to any text or other objects that are hidden from view. For example, on a Windows computer, files may be hidden to keep others from viewing them using the "Hidden" attribute on the file properties menu. To make a file truly hidden, a third-party application needs to be installed. Or, on a Unix-like system such as Linux, BSD, or macOS, permissions may be restricted so only the owner (you) can view the file.

Hidden files, Minimize, Operating system terms