Tip: Quick Way to Hide a Folder Without Any Software

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Hiding a file or a folder using this method is very useful for example for people doing presentations. You can still keep your files in a folder on desktop for fast access, but it will be invisible to other people. Also it does not require any additional software.

  1. Create new or select any file or folder

  2. Right click it and select Rename. You can also press F2 instead

    Rename folder
    Rename folder

  3. Press and hold Alt key. While holding it type numbers 0160 from the numeric pad

    Type 0160
    Type 0160

  4. Press Enter and item with no name will be created

    Folder with no name
    Folder with no name

  5. Right click it and select Properties

    Click folder properties
    Click folder properties

  6. Select Customize tab and then click Change icon button

    Customize->Change icon
    Customize->Change icon

  7. Scroll right and there should be few blank icons. Click on one of them, click OK

    Select blank icon
    Select blank icon

File or folder becomes invisible.

 Folder not visible
Folder not visible

To enter it simple select part of the screen where it is and press Enter

Select folder to open
Select folder to open

This method only hides a file or a folder. It does not protect form viewing or opening by other person.

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