How to Make an Invisible Folder

Introduction: How to Make an Invisible Folder

About: I am a guy who lives in California. During my spare time, I like to see if somebody posts a decent instructable that I would like to try. I also love to play xbox 360.

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.)

Step 1: Getting the Folder

1. right click on your desktop
2. go to "new"
3. click "folder"

a new folder should pop up...

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 3: Finishing It Up (Optional)

NOTE: this is optional

making the words invisible:

1. go to properties
2. go to the rename box
3. hold ALT and press "0160" in the box (use a number pad)

Now you can hide all the stuff you want to in it!

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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85 Discussions

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AbhishekR62
AbhishekR62

3 years ago

Do you know you can create a folder without any name ? for that follow this link

https://www.geeksunboxed.com/create-folder-without-name-windows/

Thank you

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FuluN
FuluN

3 years ago

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Servelan
Servelan

4 years ago

If you use ALT + 255, you actually do hide the title of the folder. Alt + 160 gives you an accented a, not a blank.

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bbby_snydr
bbby_snydr

10 years ago on Step 3

You do realize that the file path is still visible when you do a search, don't you?

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radam84
radam84

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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HunterP3
HunterP3

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

I still cant find the folder even on my desktop its not there anymore

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jbryan
jbryan

11 years ago on Step 3

It doesn't work T_T

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mrmoneybagss
mrmoneybagss

Reply 11 years ago on Step 3

how does it not work? are you typing the numbers correctly? (you have to use the number pad not the numbers above the keys)

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randomguy96
randomguy96

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

But what if you don't have a number pad, hmmm? What happens then?

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mrmoneybagss
mrmoneybagss

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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bgonzales3
bgonzales3

Reply 7 years ago on Step 3

do we have to press alt while pressing fn in the loptop

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Kwitmeh3
Kwitmeh3

Reply 11 years ago on Step 3

that helps a lot

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JasonMyers
JasonMyers

10 years ago on Step 3

I have a laptop, which means no number pad. How do I change the name so that it's invisible?

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markajdavis
markajdavis

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

I used on screen keyboard - Worked fine clicking Alt then 0160.