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hidden file

[¦hid·ən ¦fīl]
(computer science)
A disk file that does not appear in a directory listing and cannot be displayed, changed, or deleted.

hidden file

A file classification that makes a file invisible to the casual user. Hidden files are usually operating system components; however, commands issued on the command line and utility programs let users hide files to prevent unauthorized access. See dot file, Attrib, hidden network and hidden disk areas.
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Gurner later retracted his confession and pleaded not guilty to the charges, but the jury heard that the police hadn't even known of the hidden files before he admitted to them.
Security experts say Apple had been using the data in the hidden file to be able to pinpoint a phone's location more quickly, saving bandwidth and battery life, when their owners used location-based services like maps and navigation.
But, of course, the investigator is unlikely to know all of a suspect's hidden file names.
Optimized encryption algorithm protects the hidden files, folders or documents from being accessed, even from shortcuts or recent document lists.
On Wednesday they will get to see previously hidden files on the disaster, in which 96 Liverpoool fans were crushed to death in 1989.
Experts who probed the hidden files are expected to present evidence that strongly questions the controversial verdicts of accidental death.
Nine per cent of men say they purposely keep the photos in hidden files on their computer.
The group is one of three which the independent disaster panel, fronted by The Bishop of Liverpool, is liaising with as they probe the previously hidden files on the tragedy.
The MacKeeper diagnostic tool isolates unused or hidden files which take up disk space thus impacting Mac processing speeds.
New Walton MP Steve Rotheram and Garston MP Maria Eagle both previously expressed doubts to the Daily Post that the new Tory/Lib-Dem alliance was as committed to the hidden files project as the previous Labour government.
The eight committee members walked out of a scheduled meeting with Finance Ministry officials last Sunday, declaring their intention to examine hidden files.