How to Make an Invisible File on Your Desktop

Do you share a computer? Do you want to keep things private but in reach? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions then this instructable is for you.

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Step 1: Make a New Folder

All you do is right-click on your desktop, move your mouse to new, and then select folder. It's that easy!

Step 2: Making the Name Go Away

Now to get rid of the name, you just right-click the folder, and select rename. If your on a laptop, use the function numbers for this step, not the ones above the letters. On a computer, use the numbers to the RIGHT of the arrow keys, not the ones above the letters. While holding alt, type 0160. This will make the name invisible.

Step 3: Changing the Icon

Right-click on the folder, select properties, select customize, hit change icon, and select one of the empty spaces that is in middle of the icon choices, hit apply, then OK, and it should change the icon. That is how you make an invisible file on your desktop.



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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    alt+255 works the same... anywho, nice 'ible =) -Ralph


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting, I've not seen that one before. Still, when using shared hardware, you should appreciate that this is what passwords are for.


    2 replies

    thanks for letting me know, this is for people who can't (for any reason) have multiple accounts on the computer.


    The thing with this type of "security" is that a person may think it's hidden, without realising someone else has found it. If other users are equally smart as you, it's vulnerable.