Right click on the folder and select properties. then select hide ..
been there, dont have it.
Under a NORMAL folders properties there is a "hidden" tick box, which just sets the attributes to hidden, which does nothing anyway since like I already said, I want to see all hidden files and folders so i know whats hiding on my pc.
I did say this in the original post "would be nice to hide these fake folders from view. its taking up unwanted space every time i open explorer, if its a redundant folder, provide a way to hide it (while still allowing me to see normal 'hidden' files)"