You don't Hide them; you need to Apply them, What you did is bypassing all Sales and Customer Activities. Perhaps you have since learned that is not the right way to handle AR in QB. You avoid JE in QB for anything with Names, not for AP, AR, QB Inventory, Sales, Sales Taxes, not QB Payroll.
You have No sales, no Terms, and no real Aging. You have no Due Dates.
What you have, when you see a total of 0 for AP or AR names, is Unapplied data.
For each name you will need to open the Receive Payment Screen for that name. Leave the amount as 0. Apply the available Credit(s) to the open charge(s). Do this until AR Aging Summary has only names with Balances.
And this has impacted your financial reporting, all these years, because you bypassed Cash vs Accrual Basis reporting. You did brute force manually accounting entries, not really using QB tools at all. For instance, you won't have data for Sales by Customer, or Sales by Item, or Item Profit, or even customer Profitability reporting data.