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How to Make an Invisible Folder

Updated on November 6, 2011

How to Make a Folder Invisible

  1. Create a new folder or use one you already have.
  2. Put it on the desktop.
  3. Right click on it and choose “Rename”.
  4. Next press the “ALT” key and keep pressing it and use the number pad.  (it has to be the number pad) and rename it “0160”.
  5. Then release the “ALT” key
  6. Now there shouldn’t be any text showing, just the folder.
  7. Now right click on the folder and choose “Properties”.
  8. Now click on the tab above called  “Customize”.
  9. Now click on “change icon” at the bottom left.
  10. Scroll through the many icons and click in a blank white area, any blank white area. This will highlight blue for a moment.
  11. Press “OK”.
  12. It is now invisible, put the cursor in the area where your folder was and right click to and choose “Open”.

Make a Hidden Folder for a Laptop


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    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Canada

      I added a video on how to make an invisible folder for a laptop.

    • Readers Paradiso profile image

      Readers Paradiso 

      7 years ago

      just do *.* and you would find your secret folder

    • agvulpes profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for the info. I may not do a secret file (I may not find it again lol) but at least I found out how to change a File Icon. :)

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Yes, it should but it won't work on the laptop because of there isn't a number pad. It's a pretty cool trick!

    • Jaggedfrost profile image


      8 years ago

      Does it work on all windows? I will have to try it but you might want some version info as a part of this hub.

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      RabbiDanyiel: It would be good for certain things like a private journal or whatever. Thanks for reading.

      aguasilver: It is sort of sneaky, lol. Thanks for reading.

    • aguasilver profile image

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Sneaky, but I like it.... if only I could remember where I put the folder!


    • RabbiDanyiel profile image


      8 years ago

      Cool, as secret folder, you can hide special things in there that you do not want the rest of your family to read or find.


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