This instructable will teach you how to make an invisible folder. You can hide lots of things in it and nobody, but you!

NOTE: This instructable works for Windows 7, Vista, and XP. I'm not sure if this works for Windows 2000 and earlier (someone please help me on this.)

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Step 2: Making It Invisible!!!

1. right click on the folder
2. click on "properties"
3. click on "customize"
4. click on "change icon"
5. click on a blank space

it should be invisible...

Step 4: If You Have Vista

I just got vista not too long ago. I also found this annoying bug in vista. My invisible folders wont delete!

Here's what you do:

1. hold "shift" and "right-click" the desktop
2. click "open command window here"
the command prompt should open
3. type in:
ren "(hold alt and press 0160)" temp
4. move the folder into the recycle bin
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bbby_snydr5 years ago
You do realize that the file path is still visible when you do a search, don't you?

shift+right click on desktop (or wherever your folder is) select "open command window here". then in the command window type: attrib "alt+0160" +s +h

and then press enter ...your folder will not be able to be found until you reverse the applied attribute.... example. attrib "" -s -h enter

hope thats understandlable ...cheers

mrmoneybagss (author)  bbby_snydr5 years ago
yes i do
ArunK616 days ago

how to do video is available in the below link

have a nice day

MTAlcoreza3 months ago

i cant do it -_-

NexusF3 months ago

there is a thing called character map built in to your laptop or pc. The areal change it to a setting called Fixedsys and there is a blank word that you click and then press copy then rename your folder and paste it in. After all that just press enter its that easy.

Works perfectly on Vista (except I couldn't delete it, because Vista sucks), and it works on Windows 7, but whenever I log out and back in, the icon on the folder turns a solid black and I have to change it again! Anyone else have this?

thanks a ton for the precious info..for further in you go-->>
Real guy1 year ago
can also use
fn + alt mjom

(laptop only)
what if you have laptop
mrmoneybagss (author)  hassannaeem1015 years ago
ok this applys for all laptop users and some desktop users if your laptop has the "fn" button, 1. hold "fn" 2. press the numbers (usually found on "u, i, o, j, k, l, & m") 3. then type in the 0160 thing
I do not know what you mean by that
good job but it still shows the title so people can easly just open it up how do we get it with out the title?
DarkHood1 year ago
what if you don't have an fn button?
jbryan6 years ago
It doesn't work T_T
mrmoneybagss (author)  jbryan6 years ago
how does it not work? are you typing the numbers correctly? (you have to use the number pad not the numbers above the keys)
But what if you don't have a number pad, hmmm? What happens then?
mrmoneybagss (author)  randomguy965 years ago
then you most likely have a laptop!!! you would then use the FN button and since all keyboards are a little different check you're manual
do we have to press alt while pressing fn in the loptop
that helps a lot
mrmoneybagss (author) 5 years ago
Hey everybody. It's me 15krypto. Just telling you all that I have (hopfully) made the pictures more clear.
sulfur5 years ago
i already know what is the fn button. and i conclued that it was a stupid question =)
now my secret folders are safe
continue with the great job
sulfur5 years ago
sorry but i don´t know what is the "fn button". can you help me? this instructable is very cool!!
JasonMyers5 years ago
I have a laptop, which means no number pad. How do I change the name so that it's invisible?
mrmoneybagss (author)  JasonMyers5 years ago
use the fn button.
varun611935 years ago
hey hi the invisible thing worked but im not able to able to delete it
sorry but it says no internal or external command
mrmoneybagss (author)  varun611935 years ago
this video on youtube shows how to do it
it's not me though
dude thanks that did work thanks a lot
mrmoneybagss (author)  varun611935 years ago
i'm guessing you have vista.
so what you do is...

1. hold SHIFT and press right click on your desktop (not the icon)
2. choose "open command window here"
3. then type in rename "@" temp
replace @ with (hold ALT and press 0160)
4. delete folder
bob_09875 years ago
luigiman9645 years ago
doesn't matter I have deleted it now. anyway I made another one and kept It so thanks.
luigiman9645 years ago
I tried to delete the folder but it said that it wasn't an internal or external command, operable program or batch folder. could you tell me exactly what to type in (so i can copy and paste it). thanks
rich31025 years ago
This is nice, but I use a program called Folder Vault: You can lock folders and completely hide files and folders. It does encryption too. U can also put it in stealth mode and even the program is completely hidden :) Very Very low-key
jwilliams435 years ago
OOOOOOPS! I lost the folder!
Majafero5 years ago
thats a cool idea, but wouldnt people be able to find it in the 'search' program??? like wouldnt it come up???
mrmoneybagss (author)  Majafero5 years ago
well... if you use vista it won't show up if the folder is named " " unless there is a button that you accidentally pressed that has " " answer your question?
Majafero5 years ago
dont worry, i just found out a new way to do it so that the icon and name are completely visible but no-one will find it
yancy doodle had a farm annd bingo was his name,o i ate a munchkin agggggggggggaaaaaaaaaagggggglllllllleeeeeeeeeeeggggggggllllllllaaaaa
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