How to Make an Invisible Folder

Introduction: How to Make an Invisible Folder

About: im bowman yea umm... MUFFINMAN! (I wrote that almost 6 years ago, ignore that)

In this tutorial I will show you how to make an invisible folder on Windows Xp

(hold alt and press 0160)
CAUTION: Do NOT use on vista, it wont be deletable!

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    14 Discussions

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    sam432fat
    sam432fat

    11 years ago on Introduction

    the alt + a number is a symbol shortcut from microsoft word, go in word press insert and symbol, click one then press shortcut key

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    kicker109
    kicker109

    11 years ago on Introduction

    cool! that is awesome, but what if someone rests there curser over the invisible folder and it does that thing that sometimes tells you what is in the folder?

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    Xionz
    Xionz

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I like the idea but when you go to the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\\Desktop" you'll see a empty spot. I think someone will notice it sometimes so i need a way to hide that.

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    -Aj-
    -Aj-

    11 years ago on Introduction

    hmhmmm lol. you can just put a space as the folders name instead of alt+0160 as they are basically the same thing. alt0160 counts as a character though while space does not, i think? well thats why i figure itll let me use it in some online forums and such in my user name when i get a msg saying no spaces allowed. probly screws with their db though.. just like the smilie i put in my user name ☺ alt+1 or ÇÆ5@☻¹Ú (random num pad mash) lol yeah they dont like that kind of stuff... is lulzy thou

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    zeero360
    zeero360

    12 years ago on Introduction

    i can do most of the stuff but when it comes to changing the icon i cant get the customisable tab or wateva someone help

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    Hubcap
    Hubcap

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting but not deletable. at least, I've not found a way to delete it.

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    onlyonebowman
    onlyonebowman

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    do you have vista? couse if you do you'll have to go through this crap

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    Hubcap
    Hubcap

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes, i am running vista.

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    onlyonebowman
    onlyonebowman

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yea thats the problem, Switch to ANYTHING but vista. Xp and linux are fine butm vista sucks