Many locked, private or hidden folders in Windows XP can simply be browsed or 'unlocked' and 'unhidden' by the same switches in Windows Explorer you'd used to enable the same features.
But what if I make it "invisible' or "transparent" then even if found it looks just like the background!
Try this trick on most any OS. Note this is not foolproof but along with locked, hidden and passworded/encrypted folders is very helpful and very safe from command line browsing as the directory/folder names are not "typeable" with any US keyboards...
Vista works similarly but seems to leave behind a "ghost" image?...hum...?
On the note of security don't collaborate with people you don't know about, ok? I can remove this from the face of the internet but it won't do me much good. ~llama13
'Security sux that's the point. Dude collaborate...not deface...add some value and post some results or do some test. YOU JOINED the GROUP so you get to see what I contributed to the site ...noobs... what did you post? 'ERCK
Step 1: Overview - OS Versions & Variations
Variations I've found-
Windows XP - no Media or Language support - Use ASCII codes in the name field with "num lk" keypad then 'alt'+0160 in the Name field from the Properties tab "New Folder".
Windows Media Center - varies see above or below
Windows Language support - use "right click" and insert Unicode in the 'New Folder' clear text from name field under the Properties tab.
Vista - has similar variations between ASCII, UniCodes and language options that vary by install and country of origin.
see below...read on for examples, screen shots & limitations.